When possible - no soldering. This is our rule of thumb.
- 01 Feb 2018
Electronics and soldering
To quote Wikipedia: "Soldering is a process in which two or more items (usually metal) are joined together by melting and putting a filler metal (solder) into the joint, the filler metal having a lower melting point than the adjoining metal". The way you join electronic components together is with soldering.
No soldering needed in this course
Generally, it is difficult to do electronics without soldering and we've spent a lot of time thinking how to created the course so that we could avoid soldering. The reason is that for soldering you would need an additional device and that it takes a lot of practice to do it correctly. We would show you in a video or two how to do soldering if you want to go deep and learn how. But for the whole course soldering is not needed.
Few things are needed especially if you decide to do some soldering. Be careful because of excessive heat and always wear some protective glasses when soldering.