[GUIDE] [UPDATE! Part 2] Soldering School - AKA Don't wreck your new AIO board!

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Post by gilbertotron » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:11 am

Just a quick update on this, I think that perhaps using a bigger tip has sorted this for me.
Instead of using a super small, 0.2mm pointy bit, I changed over to a larger > 1mm rounded tip bit.
And BINGO, the wick works as advertised. Also, I find that if you trim it regularly and use the end that it's easier to handle.
Solder sucker just needs to be opened and cleaned regularly. I'm going to try some lithium grease to seal it when I get some.
See if that helps the fouling.

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Post by abrugsch » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:40 am

gilbertotron wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:11 am
Instead of using a super small, 0.2mm pointy bit, I changed over to a larger > 1mm rounded tip bit.
Bingo!
it's all about heat transfer via surface area. small tips a) lose heat quickly to the air and b) can't transfer the remaining heat via a small contact patch, so generally a lose-lose. it seems counter intuitive that you need a large tip even for fine pitch work...

Glad you found the mojo though ;)

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Post by Alakey » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:23 am

Very useful notes for both beginners and amateurs. I myself am not very experienced in the field of electronics, but I happened to encounter the need to learn this.

I can only add a little more from myself about the workplace. What about the necessary tools - up there have been advised everything that is really necessary, I can only add on my own - try to properly and reasonably arrange a workplace when sitting in one place. I did it by hanging everything around the table on the hooks. And I'm talking about. Well, the last is a magnifying glass. If you work with small things, they will be useful to you. In the staff I talked about I had to use very small chips and soldering them was quite difficult.

Concerning the soldering iron, you have an advised a lot of good things. There are also some of them listed with comparisons of different manufacturers and models. https://www.bestadvisers.co.uk/soldering-iron

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Post by JoeyLYCAN » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:03 am

Thanks for this guide! After reading it over carefully and contemplating my first little experience with Soldering I decided to get started!
First project was some simple colored blinking lights and it was a success! Will try a couple more simple things before I get started on my first Pi Project! Thanks a lot :)


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Post by honorabledaddy » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:34 pm

Thank you for this guide i will try this right away!!

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Post by pyterv » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:24 am

Hi everyone I m preparing my first build of a game boy zero and I m thinking to change my soldering iron to prevent damages to the components.I have seen the post of wermy and his soldering station but Im from spain and there dont sell this product .
Now I have this: https://www.amazon.es/Electr%C3%B3nica- ... sta%C3%B1o
And I was thinking to change for this: https://www.amazon.es/Soldador-Weller-s ... weller+25w
Could anyone tell if I should change mine for this or anyother?

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Post by Billy Blaze » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:06 am

pyterv wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:24 am
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Hi everyone I m preparing my first build of a game boy zero and I m thinking to change my soldering iron to prevent damages to the components.I have seen the post of wermy and his soldering station but Im from spain and there dont sell this product .
Now I have this: https://www.amazon.es/Electr%C3%B3nica- ... sta%C3%B1o
And I was thinking to change for this: https://www.amazon.es/Soldador-Weller-s ... weller+25w
Could anyone tell if I should change mine for this or anyother?
it pretty much depends on what you want to do. for e.g. Kite's Circuit Sword doesn't require much soldering. So it might be ok using the equipment you already have. If you are going to do the GBZ build it will be a pain using the iron you have. In general it's highly recommended to purchase an adjustable iron station. like wermy mentioned there is a wide range of options available. For starters (I assume you are new to the "soldering scene") I would recommend going for something like this:
https://www.amazon.es/Soldadura-Soldado ... ldador+wep

in my opinion the prize is reasonable for what you get:
  • Consumo de energía: 60 W
  • Soldador rango de temperatura 200 ~ 480 ℃
  • Soldador de calefacción Material
  • Importación de alta potencia de calefacción
of course you can go for alternative models, but you want to make sure that the heat is adjustable and that you can actually change the iron tips.

(if you are willing to spend a little more money look for soldering stations that also feature a hot air gun. you can find wermy's recommended station over here: https://www.ebay.es/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... d&_sacat=0)

and of course: make sure to read the initial post of this thread! this is a very detailed guide that will help you along the way. pretty much everything is covered and I highly recommend reading this before starting your fist soldering project!
--> https://sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... 984#p21464

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Post by ZirkZeigler » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:31 pm

Thank you for sharing all this information! New member here and looking forward to diving in (with practice before actual project, of course ;) )!

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Post by roddie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:11 pm

This guide was super helpful - Thank you!

Just to add, for those that are starting out like I did, it would also be wise to practice soldering wire to pads (especially if you're building a mintyPi).

I found this video to be helpful for technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s_Bu-cfT5c

Bottom line - tin the wire, tin the pad, and then make the connection.

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