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Electronics All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition by Doug Lowe, Dickon Ross

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Chapter 7

Uncovering the Secrets of Successful Soldering

In This Chapter

arrow Assembling your soldering toolkit

arrow Soldering successfully

arrow Distinguishing a good solder joint from a not-so-good one

arrow Repairing a bad solder joint

Soldering is one of the basic skills of building electronic projects. Although you can use solderless breadboards to build test versions of your circuits (check out Chapter 6 of this minibook), sooner or later you want to build permanent versions of your circuits. To do that, you need to know how to solder.

In this chapter, you discover the basics of soldering: how soldering works, what tools and equipment you need and how to create the perfect solder joint. You also find out how to correct your mistakes when (not if) you make them.

remember.eps Soldering is a skill that takes a bit of practice to master. Although not nearly as hard as playing the French horn, soldering does have a learning curve. When you’re first getting started, you may feel like you’re all thumbs, and your solder ...

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