Soldering question


#1

Hey guys I have to say you are all verry helpfull. I never really post on forums just troll and find my information, but everyone here seems really cool and like minded.

I did try to look through the forums to find these answers but this is a huge forum. I also went to slag coin which is a great refference.

1st question I am using a butain soldering iron which I like a lot however when I solder on a PCB I tend to make really long pins of solder on the soldering points. is there another atachemnt I need? or what am I doing wrong

2nd are there any good videos you can recommend for soldering so I can get better at it. I get the job done…but it aint that pretty


#2

For beginners trying to solder you don’t have to spend too much on gear…i would go to radioshack and buy one of their $9 15watt soldering irons…one with a thin pencil like tip…thats all the heat you would need…remember to expose only the thinnest part of the wire tip to solder to the contact point…the longer you spend on a joint the more likely you will melt off the insulation…i prep the spot I’m soldering with a spot of solder before I heat the wire to the point of contact on a board…makes out easier to apply and less time on the wire… If its a through hole connection like an fgwidget board obviously put the wire through first before soldering…but theres not much to it after that…


#3

Thanks BWOA

as for the video I found a good one on youtube if anyone else was interested

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_NU2ruzyc4


#4

Just call him Blind, or if he lets you, Joe.