Getting Started with Soldering
A Hands-On Guide to Making Electrical and Mechanical Connections
Getting Started with Soldering not only teaches new makers and experimenters the core principles of soldering, it also functions as an excellent reference and resource for beginners and more advanced makers alike. The book guides readers through the fundamentals of soldering, explains the tools and materials, demonstrates proper techniques, and shows how to fix mistakes or broken connections. It even includes guidance on more advanced techniques such as surface-mount soldering for electronics. From choosing the right soldering iron to making perfect connections, readers will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to form a strong foundation for a lifetime of making.
About this Author
Marc de Vinck is the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity at Lehigh University. He is a former director of product development at MAKE magazine who sits on the Advisory Council at the New York Hall of Science Innovation Institute. Marc says that one of his greatest accomplishments was helping more than 10,000 people learn how to solder. He's a metalsmith, illustrator, 3D modeler, teacher, and writer who co-authored the O'Reilly title MintDuino: Building an Arduino-Compatible Breadboard Microcontroller.
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