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  • Breadboard Basics

    When working on electronics, a breadboard is one of the most important items in your prototyping toolbox. 

    What is a Breadboard?

    A breadboard is a rectangular plastic box filled with holes, used to test circuits.

    No soldering is actually done on the breadboards, but instead they are used to prototype circuits by poking wires and components through little contact holes to form a complete circuit. Continue reading

  • How To Clean & Maintain Your Iron

    The following guide will advise you on how to care properly for your soldering iron, offerings tips on the best ways to clean and maintain your iron.

    Taking good care of your iron is very simple and can be done quickly with little fuss.

    Benefits

    A clean, well-maintained soldering iron will result in a longer iron life and a cleaner solder. Cleaning your tips will ensure that any accumulated oxides, dust and dirt are removed, andtaking good care of your iron will ensure years of flawless service. Continue reading

  • Soldering Jewellery

    Soldering can have many applications, one of them being jewellery making.

    Jewellery making is up there as one of the biggest businesses in arts and crafts, and soldering gives you the freedom to create unique pieces, as well as practise your technique.

    Methods

    There are two different methods to soldering jewellery: Continue reading

  • Improve Your Soldering Technique

    Soldering is defined as "the joining of metals by a fusion of alloys, which have relatively low melting points". In other words, you use a metal that has a low melting point to adhere the surfaces to be soldered together. It is the only way to fix components to a circuit. Continue reading

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