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Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards by Simon Monk

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CHAPTER 7

ImagesSoldering

In this chapter, I will first give a simple introduction to soldering of through-hole PCBs and then look at the more difficult but still perfectly possible soldering of SMD boards.

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Tools

You do not have to spend a lot of money on tools for soldering PCBs. You can get perfectly good results with low-cost equipment. You wouldn’t learn the violin on a Stradivarius, so don’t buy a top-end Weller soldering station as your first soldering iron. Gradually improving your tools is one of the joys of electronic construction. Where would ...

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