Soldering Crash Course: Basic Techniques, Tips and Advice!

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wermy 2 жыл бұрын
So what other "crash-course" type videos would you guys like to see?
Maddog Jones
Maddog Jones 2 жыл бұрын
A beginner's crash-course on multimeters... I just bought one and have no idea how to use it. Would be much appreciated.
Megamanchamp 2 жыл бұрын
OOH i know I can google it but how to modify and create your own retropie OS
Corey Campbell
Corey Campbell 2 жыл бұрын
Followup around fixing common soldering errors when you run into them. And which ones can't be fixed.
Whatever Fitz
Whatever Fitz 2 жыл бұрын
Great video, a crash course on components like capacitors and resistors would be very appreciated as well as ohm's law maybe.
Blake Romo
Blake Romo 2 жыл бұрын
@Maddog Jones Same here just bought one
Dan Rosenberry
Dan Rosenberry 2 жыл бұрын
I'm an electrical engineer, and this is the best video I've found on KZhome for a primer on soldering. Excellent work!
Head Savage Kitchen
Head Savage Kitchen 2 жыл бұрын
Agreed even though I'm just a ET.
The1Music2MyEars 2 жыл бұрын
Be wary though he didn't mention that tinning the tip is essential before even using a new soldering iron and after each use. Using tip tinner rather than 60 40 flux can shorten the life of your tips
Noman Faizan
Noman Faizan 2 жыл бұрын
@Head Savage Kitchen b
Malachi Lyons
Malachi Lyons 2 жыл бұрын
Why is an Electrical Engineer watching this??? 😂
Head Savage Kitchen
Head Savage Kitchen 2 жыл бұрын
@Malachi Lyons nothing wrong with it cause electrical engineering is different than an electronic engineering
Rickie Nothstein
Rickie Nothstein Жыл бұрын
I'm a 71 year old female who has been soldering here and there for most of my adult life, I never claimed to be an expert. Thank goodness because I just learned a few things that made me realize that I've been doing a couple things wrong. Thank you for posting this video. I certainly do appreciate it because I'm going to attempt to replace the switches in my M570 Trackball mouse.
Yallah Жыл бұрын
Hope it went well!
John La Marca
John La Marca Жыл бұрын
I am also 71, and you know more about soldering than I do... Before you watched this video...
ultraali453 Жыл бұрын
That is so cool. I'm attempting to replace switches on my mouse too. I hope it worked out for you.
Innosyde 7 ай бұрын
A female with the name Rickie...?
Vasileios Karagiannis
Vasileios Karagiannis 6 ай бұрын
Jaye Thompson
Jaye Thompson 7 ай бұрын
Pro tip: when you remove you iron DO NOT touch the joint again with the iron, this will cause micro cracks. Put the iron on, heat it up, apply solder, keep it on a little longer and come straight off, don't blow on it/touch it with anything until it cools. Also, remove any factory tinning solder, and add new.
Pibbles-a-Plenty Ай бұрын
I've been soldering everything imaginable in electronics from vacuum tube boat anchors to surface mount postage stamps going on 65 years. Your video is an excellent introduction to the art of electronics assembly and wiring. 👍
Tony Diorio
Tony Diorio 18 күн бұрын
Ive always just winged soldering and learning through trial and error, but this definitely filled all my knowledge gaps. Love all the tips and tricks. Thanks!!
Eric Yokie
Eric Yokie Жыл бұрын
This was great! I've never soldered before and ordered an adapter board for my pi with unsoldered components, because I've always wanted to solder and was determined to do it myself. With your help, I got it right on the first try! Thank you. I can now connect Atari 2600 controllers directly to my RetroPie for a more authentic feel 🙂
Ian Montgomery
Ian Montgomery Жыл бұрын
i think a useful addition to this would be tinning the iron tip before actually using it to solder for the first time and re-inforcing tinning after you finish (in a production environment you tin much more often). Also static protection should be mentioned as it is not all that hard to ruin an ic with a static discharge.
Mike Santimore
Mike Santimore 7 ай бұрын
You explain yourself so well you're a good teacher
Remy Azhary Yosef
Remy Azhary Yosef Жыл бұрын
This is a great refresher course in soldering. Not soldered anything for almost two decades since my Electronic Engineering days back in college. The last soldering I remember doing was some PCB design from a breadboard test.
Tavaris Jones
Tavaris Jones 9 ай бұрын
Your first tip was crucial to me to learn to solder. I initially thought that you got solder on the tip and almost "painted" it onto the wires. Learning that you heat the wires so that the draw/wick the solder in place was a game changer for me and led to work that was very passable :)
Porkleaker 6 ай бұрын
yeah once you see desoldering using wick and flux it makes more sense just in reverse 👍
Steve Porter
Steve Porter 5 ай бұрын
Really glad you mentioned rosin core solder. I've seen so many comments about soldering where people say you have to use flux. I worked for years doing electronic repairs on telecoms and radio gear and before that, electronic assembly. I never once used flux, because all the solder I used was rosin core. Even when I was trained in high-reliability soldering, we never used flux.
Holly Thompson
Holly Thompson 11 ай бұрын
I didn't know anything about soldering before your video, now I do. Thanks for a clear, easy to understand video that gave me a very good understanding of basic soldering! Great start for a newbie!!
CaptainDirt1999 2 жыл бұрын
Finally! A guide that's both broad-spectrum and specific on each individual subject from a reliable source. Thanks a ton!
HNX Media
HNX Media 9 ай бұрын
Hero level video! Exactly what I needed with no BS and a TON of useful information!
Mike Burns
Mike Burns Ай бұрын
I’m retired and just starting out to try to see if I can do some board repairs. This is by FAR the best and most concise tutorial I have seen explaining soldering. Nice job & thank you sir!
good 'un
good 'un 2 жыл бұрын
A couple of comments that may be useful to newbies. Traditional tin- lead solder that is designed for electronics usage usually contains a rosin flux which is actually a pine tree type product, non toxic, and generally non corrosive and non conductive. The fumes from soldering this type of solder may be mildly irritating to your nose and throat, but the boiling point of lead is much higher than the temperatures you are soldering at and therefore any kind of lead poisoning scenario from the fumes is extremely unlikely, but you should certainly wash your hands after handling it. Lead free solder generally uses a very different type of flux made from organic acids, the fumes of which are extremely unpleasant to breathe and can be potentially toxic. Those specialized lead-free fluxes are also both conductive and corrosive and *must* be thoroughly removed from the circuit board or they can cause problems for the circuitry had some later date. Rosin flux is best dissolved and cleaned away with alcohol, but lead free type fluxes are often water-soluble and may or may not clean off easily with alcohol. Also note that lead free solder is more corrosive to the soldering iron tips than lead solder, partly because of the corrosive effects of organic fluxes and especially because of the higher temperature tip settings necessary in order for lead-free solder to flow well. Regardless of which type of solder you are working with, the soldering iron tips will degrade with time and use, so be sure to buy a couple of spares, and ideally you should buy an arrangement of shapes and sizes. For most electronics work I find that the simple conical, sharply pointed tip as used in this video is not the preferred tip shape. A chisel shape tip with a rounded, blunt end works best for about 95% of my electronics work. Get an assortment of tip sizes and shapes to experiment with. Note that high quality soldering tips are usually made of copper (or sometimes brass) that has been plated with iron or steel. Steel resists the corroding effects of solder and flux much better than plain copper does, and yet still wets to the solder well; copper is a better heat conductor, but plain unplated copper very quickly pits, corrodes and oxidises from the constant heat and chemical effects of the solder and flux. So many of the soldering tips are made in Asia nowadays, probably from a variety of recycled metals, that you might have to try several different brands and sources to get something that lasts a reasonably long time. I do like the brass wool tip cleaner shown in the video here; they work quite well and I have read elsewhere that the traditional wet sponge cleaning technique tends to cause micro fractures in the tip and shortens its life. (The springy brass sponge tends to fling little bits of solder around as you clean/wipe the tip, and so a holder with a hood over the brass wool will help contain the mess). You can use steel wool to clean the tip if absolutely necessary, but with proper tip care, maintenance and suitable temperature settings, steel wool shouldn't be necessary. By the way, the "best" way to turn the tip of the soldering iron so black and oxidised that it doesn't work well for soldering is to use it to melt and fuse plastic parts, repairing cracks and so on; a useful technique, but keep a sacrificial extra tip around just for that use. By the way, *never* scrape a soldering iron tip with a razor blade or take a file to it in order to "clean" it (as shown in some You Tube videos). Never! You will remove the steel plating and the tip will wear out that much faster. You may find it instructive to put a magnet to the soldering iron tip and see if it is magnetic to any degree. A copper or brass tip that is still plated will have at best a very mild magnetic attraction. If it's strongly magnetic then the chances are good that the entire tip is made of steel. If a highly magnetic steel tip still works well for your soldering purposes, that's fine, but generally copper or brass are better heat conducting materials for our purposes.... Regardless, lead-free solder often tends to make a more grainy, crystalline, dull looking solder joint, and the solder joint is likely to break down prematurely if exposed to extreme heat from a power supply resistor or regulator, and interestingly also tends to break down in extreme cold temperatures and form "tin whiskers", aka dendrites, that can short-circuit to adjacent parts or circuit paths and PCB foil traces (as polar explorers and NASA engineers have discovered, the hard way; Google "tin pest"). I personally prefer traditional tin- lead electronic solder with a flux core. Lead free solder doesn't wet and flow as well as lead solder, and is responsible for numerous devices breaking down and failing prematurely and ending up in the landfill. If you are just starting out learning to solder, I recommend that you start with lead solder, and only use a known, name brand product from a reliable source, such as Kester or Weller. Be advised that solder, or the flux inside of it sometimes seems to go bad if it is old and therefore freshly made product is probably better. There's also a lot of variation in lead free alloys and the fluxes they contain. Probably a good idea to buy at least 2 different brands of solder from different sources and see if one is easier to work with or gives you more consistent results. It is also a good idea to buy yourself some separate flux in paste or liquid form; but unfortunately I have seen cases where soldering flux that isn't actually designed for work on electronics is being sold to electronics hobbiists. Always check the label on the bottle to see if it has a precaution against using it for electronics work. The highly acidic ( and corrosive) fluxes designed for soldering copper water pipes are not the same as, and not interchangeable with, fluxes designed for soldering circuit boards and electronic components; nor can plumbing solder be used as a substitute for electronics solder. Be aware that there is a special-purpose "soldering paste" which is a mixture of powdered solder (typically lead-free) and flux, designed specifically for soldering microprocessors with miniature, nearly microscopic pins (or hidden "pins" on the underside of the processor chip), and therefore is not the same as plain soldering flux.
NeonLights Жыл бұрын
The bit about the fumes from soldering coming from the rosin and not lead was super good info. As someone who's allergic to half the known universe but wants to do soldering for projects it's good to know that A: I won't be giving myself lead poisoning and B: Any allergic reaction will probably be from a tree allergy lol
good 'un
good 'un Жыл бұрын
@NeonLights , Here in New England I frequently see some kind of pine or fir trees on my walks in the woods that appear to be bleeding sticky sap down the side of the tree. I intend to bring some home and see if it will actually work as soldering flux! My best guess says that it will, although it's probably not a bad idea to dissolve it in a little alcohol to make it thin enough to run it through a filter and get out the bits of bark first, and then evaporate the alcohol off....🙂. Anyway some people claim to be allergic to the flux fumes, so just use a fan or a shop vac, or solder in a well ventilated place, and you should be fine. Have fun!
jalend venn
jalend venn 11 ай бұрын
Definitely good to know! I was thinking I was going to buy lead free because it sounds more safe haha
good 'un
good 'un 11 ай бұрын
@Trad Defense 75 , Thank you! That is easily the nicest thing anybody's ever said about one of my comments. I am glad to have been of some help to people. One of these days I'm gonna have to post some videos of my own, but I am an analog guy in a digital world and not very skilled with smartphones and computers, so it would be a steep learning curve for me.
CootieQueen 11 ай бұрын
The tip about using the round chisel shape tip was very helpful. I tried the point tip first and I wasn’t have very much success making clean solder points, but after I switched tips it was much easier. Thank you!
Ken Olson
Ken Olson Жыл бұрын
Wow incredibly beyond helpful video. Cleared up decades of confusion in a few minutes. Thank you. I can’t wait to buy a soldering kit and get started on a couple of projects I’ve been putting off for years because of intimidation.
It Wasn't Me
It Wasn't Me Жыл бұрын
After watching countless soldering videos making it look easy, trying and getting no results whatsoever, this one finally gave me all the information I needed in a clear fashion. I was able to reproduce all the exercises, except that last board on board one, which I'm not interested in at the moment. I have several projects that I had been putting off because of lack of confidence in my soldering, that can now tackle. Thanks so much for this.
LelandHasGames 2 жыл бұрын
This is an excellent video and there just isn't enough videos about soldering. I know voultar has quite a lot of content based around soldering and stuff but, he never really goes into detail about all of the little stuff. You nailed this one, dude.
Rhain Paulino
Rhain Paulino 2 жыл бұрын
Please get me a new video end teach me to use soldering iron
Mark Harris
Mark Harris Жыл бұрын
One of the best soldering videos I've seen. I’m definitely in the 'learner' category and been practicing on one of those £15 oscilloscopes and a radio for roughly the same price. Neither are much good at what they do but it’s a great feeling when something works when you turn it on.
SkaterSurfer Snowboarder
SkaterSurfer Snowboarder Жыл бұрын
Would love to see a crash course on Desodering! Seems fairly frequent for repairs or changes to fix old electronics. Seems common to add an extra "solder ball" to prevent static or something similar Btw Thanks! Great starter course
Wicked Mouse
Wicked Mouse 5 ай бұрын
What I've learned to use is the desolder pump, look it up. What it basically does is, once you melted the solder you hold it near and you release it, causing it to quickly vacuum away most of the solder. Simple and cheap. There are obivously fancier tools and better tools, like vacuum desolder guns etc.
Josh Miller
Josh Miller 2 жыл бұрын
I have been soldering for about a year now. Simple cap kit replacements and console mods. Some really good tips that I don’t see others mention. Nice job!!
Michael Жыл бұрын
For 8:30 another method is to use liquid flux to add more fluidity for the solder to melt along with through the hole when heated. Extra tips: 0) Wear eyepro; flying bits from snipping pieces, fumes, general safety. 1) Drag upwards when adequate amount of solder has been melted for a nice cone shape. Using liquid flux helps. 2) After solder has cooled, use a nylon brush plus 99% isopropyl alcohol to clean and shiny the solder. 3) Use the solder to cover the soldering iron tip, and dab into the cleaning container to apply a protective coating to the tip after you're done soldering. 4) Wash hands w/ soap and water every time you're done; don't want an eye infection from rubbing your eyes or face with dirty hands do you? *Correct me if I got anything wrong & I'll edit my comment.
Filipe Henriques
Filipe Henriques Жыл бұрын
Just what I was looking for! Can't get the solder melted when trying to put the wire in (only worked once, and was just thinking about getting some liquid flux). Is this usual or am I doing something wrong?
Dark Iris
Dark Iris 2 ай бұрын
This is the best tutorial on soldering for those who know next to nothing about it. Every other tutorial for beginners I’ve watched assumed the newbie knew what tools and supplies were needed, they just needed to know how to use them. I appreciate that you explained what the specialized substances and materials and what they do in the process.
M D 2 жыл бұрын
I’m 4 minutes in and realize this is the exact detail without fluff I’ve been seeking. Thank you. I’m learning a lot and already feel more confident.
Bazza BAZ224
Bazza BAZ224 2 жыл бұрын
I've learned it's apparently called 'soddering' according to him. 😕
hubsche1 2 жыл бұрын
@Bazza BAZ224 unless you're outside the US. What can I say? We're a little odd about pronunciation, sometimes.
velkoon 2 жыл бұрын
@Bazza BAZ224 i mean...he like directly addressed that in the video but keep crying i guess
good 'un
good 'un 2 жыл бұрын
@velkoon , yeah, ask Bazza how he pronounces "subtle": as suttle or sub-tul?
Infin1ty 16 күн бұрын
I was taught how to solder copper pipe when I was young and i picked it up for electronics in the last year or two. I still feel like i know nothing, so I absolutely love these types or informational videos.
Israel McGann
Israel McGann Жыл бұрын
I repair electronics as a side job for some extra money and occasionally do it for local shops. I've been soldering for years and would say i'm pretty good at it but STILL to this day I shy away from soldering jobs because it's such a touchy task BUT worth it if you do them right. You KNOW what you're doing and have even shown me things that I didn't know. I appreciate the video.
Michael DeLomba
Michael DeLomba Жыл бұрын
This was an awesome video with great content. I feel like the soldering work I did today for my 3D printer was a million times cleaner and considerably quicker. Ended up buying the 853D and it was so much easier to knock out my project. Thanks for all the great information!
Josh Art Vandelay
Josh Art Vandelay 7 ай бұрын
Plus a great way to practice soldering and desoldering, we've all got broken electronics at home or come across them in the street (sadly) so you can take them home, open them up and after discharging any and all capacitors then you can work on desoldering components, and then resoldering them onto a stripboard, plus you can practice other techniques like soldering more temperature sensitive components etc, plus you can then save and put aside any large/special components you come by in this process, so at least those broken electronics don't go to waste! =)
Vee Жыл бұрын
I'm currently learning to become an electrical engineer (first year) and we just started with soldering, so this video is a great help! You're explaining everything very well and the fact that you're showing it is of great help. Thank you for the great video c:
Elijah Wasmuth
Elijah Wasmuth 2 жыл бұрын
Also, thanks Wermy for introducing me into this hobby. I saw the minty pi lite and I was really exited to build it! I enjoy watching your videos! Thanks
David Mizak
David Mizak 11 ай бұрын
Thank you for providing such amazing stuff to your viewers. It's fascinating material. I appreciate all of your efforts. Sincere appreciation!
D Lenton
D Lenton 9 ай бұрын
And just like that, I'm no longer intimidated to start my soldering project. Beyond excellent video! Thank you, Sir. 🙏
tonyenkiducx 4 ай бұрын
Thanks for the video. I've not used a soldering iron in 20 years, and with this handy video I did quite a fiddly ESP32 wiring job and it all came out great first time!
hamsterking5 Жыл бұрын
As someone who solders professionally this is a great video! Just a few personal tips and opinions I'd give: First type of solder can make a difference depending on the required specs of a project, I prefer lead for through-board as it tends to be more maleable after cooling whereas lead-free composites are better for surface as it cools quicker and flows better. 11:00 this is usually called stacking and my biggest tip for this is to set an anchor pin in one of the corners. Doing so will make sure all the connections line up properly. If this was a micro connector like what is used in the applewatch you'd reflow or fill the pads first and then heat the solder to allow it to flow through the connector. But those connectors are really thin.
Giannis Ouzounis
Giannis Ouzounis 4 ай бұрын
Very educational and helpful video. I really liked the small but important details you shared during it.
Robert Casey
Robert Casey 2 жыл бұрын
Terrific Video TY. Haven’t soldered in years. I just inherited the contents of an early Radio & TV Shop. It sold and repaired both. It’s been preserved and passed down over the years. The shop opened around WW II. Each item resembles a museum piece. Hundreds of radios & TVs. Tens of thousands of repair parts; bulbs, etc..+. It was my Grandfather’s shop. The shop was successful, but he pretty much kept it just for storage and repairs. He’d started installing TVs in hospital rooms. Back then patients paid rent to watch TV. He supplied thousands of TVs and collected rental fees. Here’s something shocking I learned. His TV rental customers were billed by mail. In the 1980s I asked him: “Of those countless customers how many never paid you?” He looked down as if he’d never considered such a thing, paused, then replied, “Honestly Bob, I know it was less than 5, I’d guess 2 or 3.” A different era. As a young man he tried to enlist but he’d been born blind in one eye. He spent the War learning the trade via a mail order correspondence course. He saved everything. The lessons and catalogs are so damn cool. There are even rolled up 6’ x 6’ schematics of early TVs. They’re beautifully artistic, I’m framing a couple. The family folklore goes like this: Grand Pap Ben built his own first TV. In fact the first one in the neighborhood. His parents, my Great Grandparents, had to point this amazing new invention toward the front porch windows to accommodate the overflow of outdoor curiosity seekers. I have his Shop’s working neon sign. The name of the shop circles a 2.5’ clock. We were fortunate, with five generations for years. Forgive me, I’ve gone on too long. I love him and miss him still. TY
Sarah Clark
Sarah Clark Жыл бұрын
I read the entire comment and I’m so glad my patience actually allowed me to! My ADD usually gets the best of me but ur little story was so cute and worth it🤗
cuda426hemi Жыл бұрын
What are you going to do with the stuff? I know guitar geeks would LOVE old transistors, oil caps, potentiometers etc. Do you think you'll ever itemize and sell? ⏚
33 99
33 99 Жыл бұрын
share more about your grandads shop please, what i just read got me extremely curious id love to see or help you organise this group of items so other people can explore this collection, it sounds like his buisiness is also a it of a time capsule, from what year did he start trading and in what country, im from the uk, you should make a mini tv museum in honour of your grandpa ben but make it virtual, you can buy devices that scan 3d real world objects then you could upload high resolution versions of each item you catalouge hope to see this some day, let me know if you need advice or ideas i have an abundance of them!
moose61 9 ай бұрын
Great story, thanks for sharing!
E LunaC
E LunaC 9 ай бұрын
It sounds like this can be a Historic Landmark or museum ;)
Razors UnLeaSHed
Razors UnLeaSHed 5 ай бұрын
I appreciate this video. I was looking at the first iron setup you showed thats on amazon. The one thing you mentioned was the silicone pad, i will remember that when i do go to order the iron setup with the heeat gun. But this video was very educational when it came down to that type of small micro soldering. I have been testing myself with that small of soldering lately with my speaker box controller for my 4wheeler and those tips will also help me out more with my RC trucks and cars when i rework connections. Thank you
Dustin S
Dustin S 5 ай бұрын
I work on guitars (potentiometers, capacitors and switches) and amplifiers and had to learn this the hard way... your wire splice tips were great and turned out really clean, great video!
Franita01 Жыл бұрын
WoW! I actually stumbled on this video. it's like finding gold on a walk to the park, your explanations are clear and precise and totally easy to understand. wish I had discovered you 12 months ago . Thank you
Jiří Fiala
Jiří Fiala 6 ай бұрын
This is great, thanks! Sometimes i just don't think about something so obvious such as twisting the wires together next to each other. That way is so much easier than trying to twist them together "head to head". ❤
mimetist mimetist
mimetist mimetist 7 ай бұрын
Thanks a lot for sharing! It is so hard nowadays to find a video that is informative, right to the point and not filled with ads/promotions.
Charles Connelly
Charles Connelly Жыл бұрын
Very helpful to a beginner and I haven’t started yet but am sick of not being able to fix my own electronics thank you
Stetson_Newsie Ай бұрын
I'm getting shoved into soldering a bit abruptly (art tablet usb port disconnected interally), and this is so incredibly helpful. Thank you so much! I'll probably be back to look at more things as I get more adventurous 👀
ZeroReign Жыл бұрын
This is a great introductory video to soldering and exactly what I needed getting into the hoby. Thank you for the crash course
W 2 жыл бұрын
Awesome crash course. I have done a fair bit of soldering, but you just gave me many best practices tips which will make my work shine.
Chad Wolf
Chad Wolf 3 ай бұрын
Thanks. I liked some of the nuance you had in this video. I’ve been a hobbyist for a while but your explanations helped me understand a bit better why sometimes it just didn’t work.
Logan Collier
Logan Collier 2 жыл бұрын
Came here to learn soldering basics... This is one of the best tutorial videos I've seen period. Very well spoken, visuals during the explanations, numerous different examples.... Great video sir.,
Brian Friend
Brian Friend 2 жыл бұрын
Thanks for sharing your tips! I’m self-taught and definitely missed some of these things while learning.
Gerard Dantel
Gerard Dantel 6 ай бұрын
I've watched this video in the past, but must not have been ready. I'm back into having the need to efficiently solder, and re-watched this video. A lot of things made more sense to me this go round. Thanks for all the care in the instructions. You, sir, have earned my subscription more than twice over.
Magic Steve
Magic Steve Жыл бұрын
Never soldered before, but the projects I'd like to do have some soldering in them and the cost of having others do it ends up being too much for me so I rlly appreciate you making this video.
Samrod Shenassa
Samrod Shenassa Жыл бұрын
Wow, short, comprehensive, and to the point. I've been soldering all my life the wrong way. You nailed all my questions. And thank you for the flux demonstration on the raw wires. Turns out, I've been doing it all wrong all along.
Blessings Jöelssen
Blessings Jöelssen 11 ай бұрын
You're a lifesaver mate! I had no idea smaller soldering wire existed, yet I've wondered why the new boards always have neatly soldered components, now I Know!
Kourtney Janes
Kourtney Janes Жыл бұрын
Awesome video man and very helpful. I feel a lot more comfortable going into my project.
Dustin Francis Blue
Dustin Francis Blue 10 ай бұрын
Finally: A truly articulate, intelligent, no-nonsense guy, and a very well-done video!.... Give me more!
remarkzero 2 ай бұрын
Solid demonstrations and insight. Exactly what I was looking for. 👍
Adan Ortiz
Adan Ortiz Жыл бұрын
Great video! You convinced me to finally learn to solder, just went all out and bought the 853d soldering station and some practice boards wish me luck.
jubuttib 2 жыл бұрын
Great video, it was a massive amount of help when I started my first project in decades. =) One thing I did run into which you didn't cover in your video was soldering wires onto the legs of components, or pins sticking out of a PCB. My project was a DIY button box, so for the most part I attached the components to the faceplate, and had to solder wires onto the legs of the components. This seemed like something that would be best done using about 3 hands, any tips or tricks? I did find one video where they first attached the solder wire on the leg by heating it up a bit, then cutting off a bit of it so that there's effectively a "stick" of unmelted solder attached to the leg, sticking out. Do this for each leg, then when you attach the wire you press the wire against the leg with the solder, and once they heat up the solder melts and the flux draws it in place. This did make things significantly easier, since I didn't have to try and keep 4 things steady at the same time.
Haystack 7 ай бұрын
This is going to be very helpful for me at work, as I'll be doing a soldering training course sometime soon. Thanks for the excellent explanations of these basic techniques!
Nick Nöthing
Nick Nöthing Ай бұрын
Great video. Very informative and easy to understand without being long winded. Thanks
Brian Goldberg
Brian Goldberg 2 жыл бұрын
tip tinner actually shortens the life of your tips. best method to preserve your tips is to melt a blob of solder onto the tip just as it's cooling down so it covers the tip and forms a blob on the end. when you go to use the tip again it will be perfect.
Antonio Tejada
Antonio Tejada 2 жыл бұрын
Brian Goldberg Yep! The instructions for tip thinner even say to then thoroughly clean the tip after use, then immediately re-tin with solder.
TheImprovisedMan & Friends
TheImprovisedMan & Friends 10 ай бұрын
I'm still learning to make it turn into blobs, I'm just snapping the solder when I heat it. No blob action whatsoever, doh!
Brian Goldberg
Brian Goldberg 10 ай бұрын
@TheImprovisedMan & Friends it's all about controlling the heat. turn the iron off and grab the blob just as it's cooling down
TheImprovisedMan & Friends
TheImprovisedMan & Friends 10 ай бұрын
@Brian Goldberg Thanks so much for your reply, it's something I'm really interested in as I enjoying repairing stuff.
Brian Goldberg
Brian Goldberg 10 ай бұрын
@TheImprovisedMan & Friends sure! good luck
Bruce Munro
Bruce Munro 9 ай бұрын
Short, simple, and very informative. Much thanks
Max Hennessy
Max Hennessy 11 ай бұрын
Fantastic. Very informative and all topics covered very well. Thank you for creating this
Annelise V
Annelise V Жыл бұрын
Thanks! This was more advanced than the things I need to know (I just need to solder switches and 3 LEDs to a mechanical keyboard), but when you recommended the Yihua branded iron/station, I felt more confident in the fact that I’ve been looking to purchase the Yihua 939D+ station. I keep being worried that spending only $53 will hurt more than help, but I truly don’t plan to solder all that often. I used a $12 wood burning pen my first time soldering (on a beginner’s practice kit) and it worked. Not perfectly, but it worked 😂 I just don’t want to ruin my actual projects, so I feel better seeing the recommendation.
Vasko 4 ай бұрын
I'm studying this in highschool right now and this video's been a great help in realising I solder in the incorrect way you described. Thanks for the advice!
Gordon Corry
Gordon Corry 6 ай бұрын
Great demo mate. This was my only exposure to how to solder and it was enough to have a go and fix my device. Very happy
Justin Beathe
Justin Beathe 2 жыл бұрын
Thank you. Seriously. Nothing like learning from a person who knows what there doing and takes pride in there craft.
Trumpatier 2 жыл бұрын
they're* their*
Gregory Knight
Gregory Knight 3 ай бұрын
I just found your channel today. Thanks for this great primer on soldering. Loved the basic step by step guidance.
Matt Morrissey
Matt Morrissey Жыл бұрын
Great video!! Building an FPV drone and I have never soldered before except for 1 practice board. I feel a lot better about it now.
Chronicles of Tiny Battles
Chronicles of Tiny Battles 4 ай бұрын
Awesome, thank you so much. I'm a total noob in soldering and I've come to try it on my recent projects. Haha, I'm persistent so I always manage to connect the thing but blimey, so much time, effort and material waste haha ! Hopefully I'll rock the next session thanks to you ;)
Al .D
Al .D Жыл бұрын
Super good video, was looking for something like this for a friends who wants to start. Maybe 2 things to add: lead free solder temp is higher, and a fume extractor. Cheers!
Interviews With Icons and Some Cats
Interviews With Icons and Some Cats 10 ай бұрын
Hey this cleared up a few things for me that I was doing wrong and my soldering is so much better now, thank u :)
hippynurd 2 жыл бұрын
You should only get 63/37 solder, particularly for beginners because it has no plasticy state, its sometimes called eutectic, because it goes straight from liquid to solid and vice versa. 60/40 is close, and will work if you are a little bit more careful, but the easy/best is always going to be 63/37
J.D. - A Lawyer Explains
J.D. - A Lawyer Explains Жыл бұрын
This was one of the most useful videos I've seen on KZhome. I have real struggles with soldering, and now I know why. I have been doing it wrong.
fishpotpete Жыл бұрын
I've been soldering for years and trying to up my game. This was a major help. Thanks!
ASM Nazmuzzaman
ASM Nazmuzzaman Ай бұрын
I did Soldering for my second year university project at UTS. It was very interesting to me. I give an interview in a company later where Soldering was heavily applied. I used to by electronic parts from Jaycar electronics in townhall, sydney. It's good to see your video.
George K
George K Жыл бұрын
Great video! Always wanted to solder and am about to embark on this new exciting hobby. This video was super informative!
Noel Moratal
Noel Moratal 2 жыл бұрын
Clearly explained and demonstrated in quick fashion. Thanks Wermy.
Uriel Felix
Uriel Felix 2 жыл бұрын
I love this channel. I got a soldering iron for my birthday and I love it. Thanks for the new hobby, wermy, and i hope you do well in these trying times.
Mike Kane
Mike Kane Жыл бұрын
Thank you, I am in the planning stages of building an amplifier and I haven’t used a solder iron in years. Great video!
ice Жыл бұрын
really helpful tutorial, ive done some soldering, but not a lot, and im getting a new iron for christmas, so its really good to get these tips, especially the little details like how you arent supposed to put the solder directly on the iron, really helpful!
TAPE5IVE Жыл бұрын
This was very helpful in teaching the fundamentals of soldering for a small project i've been working on. Thanks mate
Future Urban Farmer
Future Urban Farmer 6 ай бұрын
Perfect. Exactly what I needed to learn before jumping into my hydroponic automation system! Thank you :D
M Murase
M Murase Жыл бұрын
Good stuff! Interesting technique for making super flat connections between 2 boards. I tried something similar in the past for connecting 2 addressable LED strips, and it was honestly a little hit-or-miss. When you make a cut in those strips, there's always a chance that the data line will get bridged to power or ground, ensuring that the LEDs after that connection don't work properly. I'm thinking one possible way to foolproof that board-to-board connection is to use a very low hot air on the rework station or the electric mini hot plate Adafruit sells to preheat all those pads. Or find some way to squeeze in a little solder paste (syringe?) into each through hole, then use hot air on the sandwich. Or maybe a method similar to BGA soldering: tin the bottom pads first, clean it, flux it, put Raspberry Pi on top, and proceed with hot air. Anyone who solders every day should use a filter or good ventilation, especially if they're using lead-free. You really don't want to be inhaling flux vapor. One thing I've learned from Rob back when he was doing Sparkfun product videos: Always leave a blob of solder on the tip of your iron when you're not using it. Making a habit of this will always keep the tip tinned (important for heat conduction), it will prolong its useful life and you won't need to use tip tinner which is designed to remove heavy oxidation and really shouldn't be used regularly. If the oxidation isn't horrible you can re-tin a tip with some solder wire and a little gel flux applied to it.
Elijah Wasmuth
Elijah Wasmuth 2 жыл бұрын
for those who want to get into it but don't like soldering, I was the same but when I got a minty pi lite kit, I loved it. It may take a few times to get strong connections, but once you do it a few times, you will get the hang of it.
AstralGalaxies Жыл бұрын
Our teacher showed us this in electronics class and it was really helpful, thank you!
Macc Medina
Macc Medina Жыл бұрын
Very informative, after 4 days of practice I am now able to solder much more efficient as of now. and I enjoy to work that is related to soldering. Thank you so much, Please continue to upload more video such as this or any kinds of project.
alecksdavinci Жыл бұрын
This is the best tutorial I have seen for a novice like me. Very clear and very to the point. Well done and thank you for sharing!
Chris D
Chris D Жыл бұрын
Thank you for this video man ive been soldering a little bit doing radios for freinds and stuff and I kind of went into it blind it worked but took me a while and this video cleared up a lot of stuff I plan on re soldering some leds on my gauge cluster for my g35 so im going to buy a junkyard one to test on first but this video really made me understand it a lot better and now I know which rig im going to buy thanks bro!
The Retro Roadshow
The Retro Roadshow Жыл бұрын
Hey! I just wanted to say that I've been collecting and tinkering with vintage computers since I was a kid in the mid 1990's, but I somehow never developed any meaningful soldering skills and never learned how to recap anything... until this week. During the pandemic I picked up a couple Apple II systems - one is a IIe (non-Enhanced) and the other is a true original Apple II (though a very late example). I haven't tested the II yet, but all my early tests with the IIe were frustrating - it would power on, but frequently glitched out, and my Floppy Emu wouldn't work correctly when connected using a known-good drive card. Then the RIFA cap blew, filling my kitchen with magic smoke, and I knew it was time. I bought a quality soldering iron, a desoldering pump, an Apple II PSU Cap Kit from Console5, along with various accessories and watched this video a few times while waiting for all the parts to arrive. Last night I dove in, and after a few hours of slow progress, I'd replaced the blown RIFA along with every other capacitor in the PSU... AND IT WORKED! The IIe now boots smoothly from my Floppy Emu, and doesn't seem to be struggling with wonky power issues anymore. I'm super happy. Thank you for making this video - it really helped!
Lep 2 жыл бұрын
Excellent video, helped get me from never holding an iron to finishing my first electronics project. The one thing I'll say that I'm kinda surprised wasn't mentioned in the video and doesn't seem to be very frequent in the comments: keep things ventilated! The wisps of smoke that come off the iron are mostly flux fumes, and they can cause chronic respiratory issues (namely asthma). The lead in leaded solder is most dangerous if flakes of it (like, say, the ones that tend to come off the tip of your iron when you clean it) are ingested or inhaled, but soldering with it also produces some lead-based fumes that are equally dangerous with enough exposure. Make sure the space you're working in is reasonably open; open a door if you're in the garage, a window if you're in an office, etc. If you can, use a carbon-filter-based smoke absorber to pull those fumes away from your face and to keep the air cleaner. If you don't have one (or ideally even if you do), use a desk or household fan behind or to the side of you to push air away from you and toward the open window/ventilation.
Kendra Austin
Kendra Austin 3 ай бұрын
Thank you so much for this, you made this so easy to understand! I'm trying to fix my dryer controller board without having to pay $200-$600 or buy a new dryer. :(
The Next Layer
The Next Layer 3 ай бұрын
Yeah I've been soldering since I was like 10 with my dad, and I didn't know most of this. You just upped my solder game BIG TIME. Thank you
Tooly Jones
Tooly Jones Жыл бұрын
This is a a great channel!! I'm learning electric engineering because I want to design and build an analog synth. Idk if it's your area of expertise, but a video on analog circuits/synthesis would be cool!
P R Жыл бұрын
Thanks for the information. I greatly appreciate videos that are to the point without a lot of unnecessary information. Great video.
Freeda Peeple
Freeda Peeple Жыл бұрын
Many years ago I took a soldering course called PACE. It was designed to teach efficient, effective soldering. A story we were told was that when they were building the first space shuttle, they built a mock-up, then had the techs take the PACE course and do another mock-up. The difference between the two mock-ups was 2,000 pounds of solder...
Byron Jones
Byron Jones 8 ай бұрын
NASA has an entire large manual just on soldering techniques. It's meticulously detailed, and they've studied the metallurgy of soldering in detail in creating their methods.
Nick Sebring
Nick Sebring 2 жыл бұрын
Thank you for an up-to-date tutorial. Need more time on solder iron tip selection, temperatures for size of connections to be made. Minimizing time soldering iron is on the pad as not to lift the pad. More heat = less time on scene. There's a fine balance. Flux is your friend. Use it! Practice with a practice board till you get the hang of it. replacing components can get expensive if you damage them.
JB6789 Жыл бұрын
Glad I stumbled upon this channel and specifically, this video. I just bought a venerable Nakamichi SR-2E receiver with the famous Nelson Pass "STASIS" amp (c.1986, EXC+, $120). My plan is to buy the capping kit ($60) and recap the whole thing, bringing the unit back to better than original spec. Aside from some TLC to the innards, this tutorial is a big help in preparation for this DIY job.
Larry Fulton
Larry Fulton Жыл бұрын
I’m 76, haven’t done any soldering since Exploritory Shop in High School…this tutorial is very well done!
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