An entertaining introduction to this basic electronics skill
We're not suggested that you take a soldering iron to your PC but there are plenty of electronics projects that involve this fundimental electronics skill. The combination of lead, fumes and hot soldering irons may have put you off but this well written ebook is a great introduction and can be downloaded at no cost from the Mighty Ohm website here.
One possible source of soldering projects may be the Raspberry Pi as I'm expecting all kinds of projects that involve connecting it to home made devices. If you can't wait that long, the Arduino programmable board is even more suited to this kind of skill.
I have a need myself of learning to solder as I discovered that the twitchiness of my joystick was not my inability as a pilot but a broken cable. Clearing buying a complete soldering kit would be more expensive than a new joystick, but that would be missing the point.
Getting back to the ebook, it is well written and easy to follow. I'm always more enthusiastic about books that explain the reasons behind advice although I'm a little nervous about the fumes given off by soldering.
There are several different versions of the book available in pdf and Amazon Kindle versions. There is even the Comic Life source file in case you want to help the project by translating it into another language.
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