Tonight at 7:30, Karl will be teaching how to solder.
The plan is pretty informal -I will be giving demonstrations and individual assistance.
We will be soldering up some test leads (banana plugs and wire) and doing some PCB soldering.
I will also be teaching how to de-solder. There will be three techniques demonstrated for this:
1. Solder Wick
2. Vacuum pump (Solder Sucker)
I will supply the materials for all the above (my treat). The ‘Space has soldering irons, but please bring your own if you have one (and a holder for it too).
If you feel like going out to buy your own Solder Sucker today, I recommend you get a BIG one (about a foot long, overall). The pretty little ones look nice, and fit well in a tool kit, but when it comes to de-soldering, bigger is better. You can get the little ones to work, but they must be taken apart and cleaned after only a few uses.