SparkFun Solder Practice Kit

Whether you are just starting out or just want to sharpen your existing skills, the SparkFun Solder Practice Kit is a no-risk training kit. There's no need to worry about messing up your project, this kit is full of scrap PCBs and component pieces for you to practice with. This kit won't produce any working boards but you will be able to solder the through-hole components into arbitrary points on the PCB to master your skills of soldering without breaking the bank or your project.

We'll admit, this is a pretty unique kit for us to make, but we've received word from a lot of you to make something just like this! Please be aware that since this kit consists of scrap PCBs and components, contents will vary in size, shape, and quantity from the photos shown.

Note: This kit does NOT come with solder or a soldering iron. Additionally, since this a "Ding and Dent" item, we cannot accept requests, returns, exchanges, provide documentation, or provide support on any aspect of these boards.

  • A random assortment of scrap PCBs
  • A random assortment of PTH components

SparkFun Solder Practice Kit Product Help and Resources

How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

September 19, 2013

This tutorial covers everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.

How to Use a Hot Air Rework Station

April 10, 2018

Hot-air stations or heat guns are very useful tools and are essential for any electronics workbench. When working with or building printed circuit boards, there is a lot of room for errors to be made. Have no fear though, there are ways to remedy this with a hot air rework station!

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

1 Soldering

Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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