Soldering for beginners and experienced makers!
What is Soldering?
Soldering is the process of joining different kinds of metal together by melting what is called ‘solder’. Solder is a metal alloy that is made of tin and can be melted by using a hot iron. By doing so, we can connect different electronic components to each other in a circuit in order to make an electronic device. Sounds cool right!? If you want to learn this neat skill, get crackin’ by making our soldering kits!
A kit can be a cool and simple gadget like blinking lights, an electronic dice, a brain game, and so on. Or it can also be something very practical like an alarm, an audio project, etc. BE sure to look at the whole list!
Looking for a cool STEM project, look no further! These kits are ideal for workshops for children and grown-ups alike. Plus, you can find lots of tutorials on our website.
You are able to see or filter the kind of difficulty level that you can expect from each product.
You know what a soldering iron looks like, but you have not used it before. The level 1 kits include a limited number of basic, through-hole components and you only need to solder on one side of the PCB. Yes, you are allowed to Google ‘through-hole components’. A nicely illustrated manual is also included in the kit.
You have already soldered a few level 1 kits, but you could still use some help. At this point, you will have to solder more through-hole components and there might be some tricky ones.
You can solder our gadgets successfully without any help and you are looking for a kit with more challenges like soldering on both sides of the PCB and assembling special components.
You can solder through-hole components with your eyes closed or you want to try out SMD soldering. At this level, the space between components is small and you may need to use tweezers.
You can solder SMD components behind your back and soldering PCB- or LED constructions does not give you nightmares. You live for this!
Start your first soldering project!
If you want to learn how to solder, first of all you need the right equipment. This tutorial will show you the basics of how to solder. In the video, we’re going to solder this cool Whaddy gadget that has two blinking LEDs!
Below you can find 4 tools you definitely need.
Start soldering with these level 1 products
If you have your wire, your soldering station, your desoldering wick and your antistatic mat, you just need a cool first project to start soldering! These projects are recommended for beginners.