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The Art of Soldering revival. Do you want/need it? (with poll)

Do you want/need a new and reworked soldering tutorial?

  • Yes

    Votes: 27 93.1%
  • No

    Votes: 2 6.9%

  • Total voters
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#1
I'll be short.

If you frequently visit this subforum, you've probably noticed that a sticky thread Guide: The Art of Soldering has been abandoned a long time ago.

I have finally moved to my new office, which means I can switch from wasting spare time on videogames to finishing all of my projects which I have been putting on the backburner for months or even years. One of those projects was the idea of revamping the soldering tutorial and maybe expanding this subforum with some useful DIY stuff and at least some basic hardware-level repair tips for those in need.

I've added a poll to this thread and if I get enough motivation (e.g. "Yes" votes, comments with ideas and suggestions, funny GIFs), then I will definitely do it in the nearest future.

Peace and cupcakes.

Sincerely yours, Silentbogo.

P.S. A little demotivational poster...
 
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#2
I would. Skills learned 25 years ago on TTL level ICs don't cut it nowadays.

Got a pile of electronics to experiment on but components are so small compared to "back in the day."
 

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#3
I would. Skills learned 25 years ago on TTL level ICs don't cut it nowadays.
Largely they do though. Especially if you stick to lead solder, lead free is slightly more iffy. Can be very more iffy.

If you cover lead free solder it's a good idea. :)
 
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#5
After moving a capacitor over the size of this ---> ' <--- on an EVGA board, I'm subscribing to this thread. This weekend, I need to replace a pickup toggle switch on a Fender guitar, that's a cakewalk.

If you frequently visit this subforum, you've probably noticed that a sticky thread Guide: The Art of Soldering has been abandoned a long time ago.
Wow, that is old!
 
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Micro soldering^, why I have a microscope.
 
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#8
Sasqui said:
This weekend, I need to replace a pickup toggle switch on a Fender guitar, that's a cakewalk.
Thats about where I am nowadays, patch cords and guitar pickups/wiring.
 

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#9
to many People think they know how to solder :)
Materials have changed since How to solder "101"
components have shrunk
so new Techniques and work systems need to be learnt by "us Amateurs" :)

Edit Smirk
last new Technique i attempted was
Electric Arc Soldering
Funny chips don't survive this process very well :):roll::D
 
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#10
Biggest thing I have had trouble with is lead free solder, I need a better iron. It just doesn't get hot enough to liquify.
 
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#11
Once you are ready to solder, need to remove "OLD" solder(I use new solder liberally over area's) some use solder wick>then clean with Q-tip soaked in Alcohol, coat the area with solder paste> clean solder tip and apply new clean solder sparingly.
 

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#12
I say get on with the new tutorial already;)

Opinions are great and all, but you do not need permission to add something informative and helpful to the community :D
 
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#13
Learn the basic theory behind soldering, then fix basic things like capacitors on larger devices. When you feel more confident, you go to smaller stuff. I used to only solder wires on larger stuff, then moved to capacitors and few weeks ago I was resoldering a DIP8 socket in place of an old OP-AMP (which i destroyed during removal since I didn't have the solder removing fabric/mesh). 8 pins in 5x5mm size. Don't be scared doing it. Even if you screw up, it can be fixed in 99% of times. Circuit board may look funky in the end, but it'll work.
 

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I say get on with the new tutorial already;)

Opinions are great and all, but you do not need permission to add something informative and helpful to the community :D

I totally agree with Sneeky!!!!!!!!!! "Get er done"!!!!!!!
 
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Most of it I can handle but I've never tried reballing before and have an item or two that could use it, plus a few things I can try it with and not lose anything of value even if I screw it up.

"How To" info is always a benefit to have around, so get on with it already!!!!! :rockout:
 
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