soldering iron

  • Jargon Buster

    As with any industry, electronics has a language of its own. Here are some definitions for some of the most common terminology you may come across on our site.

    3D Printer – 3D printer is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a computer model on a digital file

    AC – Alternating current

    Circuit – A complete and closed path of electrical elements including capacitors, resistors, inductors, transmission lines, switches and power source, around which a electric current can flow and circulate Continue reading

  • How to Desolder

    Once you have got the hang of soldering, you will quickly learn that desoldering is also a very important skill to have.

    What is Desoldering?

    In electronics, desoldering is the removal of solder or components from a circuit board, allowing you to rectify any mistakes or make repairs. In some cases it can be a crucial skill, that is even more useful than soldering itself. Continue reading

  • Tips for Selecting a Soldering Iron

    When looking for the right soldering iron you can be faced with a number of options.

    There is a vast range of soldering irons on the market, occurring a variety of different sizes and shapes. When choosing a soldering iron you should take into account the project you are planning as well as how often you are planning on using it.

    Below you will find a guide to choosing the right soldering iron for project in electronics.

    When you’re selecting a soldering iron, we believe that the three most important considerations are: 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

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