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Learn To Solder Kits are great if your soldering skills are a little rusty, or you have none. This deluxe version of the Solder Practice Kit comes with 30W soldering iron and wire cutters. Builds a flashing European-style-siren. Ages 10 and up. Lead-free solder included. Requires one 9V battery (not included).


Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
siren kit January 9, 2011
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Portland, OR United States  
this kit was very helpful for me. I thought it was very forgiving of my mistakes and had a great result.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
I Learned to Solder! May 31, 2010
Reviewer: Meghan from Oak Park, IL United States  
I got this in the hopes that I would figure out if I liked doing electronics work and even if I didn't, at least I'd learn to solder.

I did learn to solder. I'd agree with one reviewer who sites the gadget as a little purposeless, but goal achieved.  If you follow the instructions through the book, one at a time, you'll learn. The whole kit (solder practice and actual assembly) took up most of an afternoon, probably three or four hours. I had a hard time getting the soldering wick to work, and will be looking for a new one soon. I'd like to move onto the Make: Electronics book and learn exactly what I did to make this work, but I'm very satisfied with this purchase.

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  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great way to learn January 30, 2010
Reviewer: J.G. from Westampton, NJ United States  
I purchased this kit so I could learn to solder.

The kit contains all the electronic components and tools needed to assemble the kit. You only have to supply a 9-volt battery.

The instructions are thorough, and easy to understand. They also provide information resistor colors, information on soldering, and how the circuit operates.

The printed circuit board contains areas to practice a variety of soldering skills. These areas are separate from the actual circuit, so you cannot damage the circuit if you damage the practice area.

After reading through the instuctions, I learned how to solder and I assembled the kit. It worked as soon as it was assembled, a very satisfying experience.

I have assembled and worked on other projects and kits, since learning from this kit. It was a great way to learn a valuable skill.

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  6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
 
Does the job. Instructions could be better December 5, 2009
Reviewer: Stefan Jones from Hillsboro, OR United States  
The kit has a soldering pen, stand, solder, a bit of desoldering wick*, a snipper, and the components needed to complete the blinky / siren project.

The board is not quite as shown in the photo. It is much more elaborate, with dozens of little copper pads used during the lesson plan.

The instruction booklet has the feel of something put together by an experienced but stodgy shop teacher.  Tells you what you need to know, but not in the most interesting or revealing way.

I got through the instructions and the lesson plan in a couple of hour-long sessions. The blinky siren didn't work right off. I spotted the problem, put a component in the right way, and had a working (but kind of useless) gadget.

But heck, it did the job. I've built about a half-dozen projects since of projects since getting this. (I've screwed up a couple, but bad soldering wasn't the cause!)

* The wick isn't especially effective. When I later had to do some serious desoldering I bought a suction bulb.

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