Getting Started with Soldering (PDF)

Getting Started with Soldering (PDF)

A reference and resource guide that teaches everyone how to solder!

$16.99

Getting Started with Soldering not only teaches new makers and experimenters the core principles of soldering, it also functions as an excellent reference and resource for beginners and more advanced makers alike.

Featuring four-color photos, this book guides readers through the fundamentals of soldering, explains the tools and materials, demonstrates proper techniques, and shows how to fix mistakes or broken connections. It even includes guidance on more advanced techniques such as surface-mount soldering for electronics.

From choosing the right soldering iron to making perfect connections, readers will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to form a strong foundation for a lifetime of making.

With this book, you'll learn:

  • How soldering is a core concept in making, electronics prototyping, and home repairs
  • The many different types of soldering — requiring different materials and tools — and when and how to use them. 
  • Pricing and technical considerations help readers select the best tools for their budgets and needs
  • Troubleshooting guidelines show how to repair solder connections that have failed from improper technique or from age
    • Meet the Author

      Marc de Vinck is the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity at Lehigh University. He is a former director of product development at Make: magazine who sits on the Advisory Council at the New York Hall of Science Innovation Institute. Marc says that one of his greatest accomplishments was helping more than 10,000 people learn how to solder. He's a metalsmith, illustrator, 3D modeler, teacher, and writer whose most recent Make: book is Electricity for Young Makers