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Getting Started with Soldering: A Hands-On Guide to Making Electrical and Mechanical Connections Paperback – 24 October 2017
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The world of electronics is waiting for you—a fantastic land of LEDs, buttons, motors, and microcontrollers. And what is your key to this kingdom? The common soldering iron! This humble item has been tossed into toolboxes for years, to be pulled out whenever a household wire is loose. Whether your soldering iron is a pen-type, battery- or butane-powered, or a fancy stand model, you will be able to do a lot with soldering.
First of all, you can fix things around you!
How many times have you had to toss out a really nice pair of headphones because of a worn-out wire? Now, that will be a 10-minute job. Or maybe your bicycle headlamp goes on the fritz whenever you jump the curb? Get in there with your soldering iron and fix it—good as new.
And then, you can make new things!
Upgrade your costume, cosplay, or festival attire with LEDs, soldered in place. If you do theater A/V, your ability to make custom cables will be very handy. Or pick up a kit, and get into the relaxing rhythm of “cross-stitching with molten metal” (as I like to call it).
Soldering may seem a little intimidating at first—it’s hot, it’s metal, what kind of solder should I use? But it’s not that tough; millions of people have picked up this handy skill. And Marc here is an expert—not just at soldering, but at knowing how to get you, the beginner, going!
About 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 who co-authored the O'Reilly title MintDuino: Building an Arduino-Compatible Breadboard Microcontroller.
- Publisher : M. Schottenbauer, Ph D.; 1st edition (24 October 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 108 pages
- ISBN-10 : 168045384X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1680453843
- Reading age : 10 years and up
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 0.64 x 21.59 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 280,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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