Having the right tools is important. Here’s our recommended list of tools that will help you complete our kits or build projects of your own!
The main tool used for soldering. The tip of the soldering iron gets extremely hot. You are then able to melt solder and make a connection between electronic component and printed circuit board.
Soldering irons are hot! A stand allows you to keep the soldering iron on without it rolling around and burning your table or you!
Once a solder joint is complete these are used to cut the excess leg of the component so you don’t have wires sticking out every which way.
Everyone needs a hand once in a while. Helping hands are moveable clips that can hold components in place while you solder.
Keeping your tools clean is important! The soldering iron tip should be cleaned in between connections. This will remove excess build up and allow for clean and strong soldering connections.
It is ok if you make a mistake. A solder sucker can be used to remove excess solder. First melt the troublesome joint then place the solder sucker near the melted solder and use it to vacuum up the liquid solder.
Useful but not required. A silicone mat will protect your table from being burned. It is also has a slight grip to it so components won’t go skittering off the table to be loss in the carpeting abyss.