Learning to Solder Is Easier Than You Think!


If you are interested in the Raspberry Pi from an electronics point of view you may be interested in soldering. This is a skill that can be extremely useful not just for hobbyist electronics but for repairing electrical devices.

Thanks to YouTube you can get a good idea of what is involved from other people to hopefully make it easier to give it a try yourself. Here are two videos that give you everything you need to know to start soldering.

The first video is by Carrie Anne Philbin and gives a great introduction to the beginner.

Geek Gurl Diaries Episode 31: Learn to Solder with Carrie Anne

The second video a perfect follow-up as it builds on Carrie Anne’s video while giving some additional tips on making a good solder joint.

SparkFun How to Solder with David Stillman

The final video is slightly longer but deals with correcting mistakes. Everyone makes them and its useful to see how to correct them so you don’t panic when it happens to you!

Learn How to Solder

Soldering Is Easy

If you would prefer something to read instead this is the ultimate comic book guide to soldering. It is available in eBook formats and PDF. There are versions in over 15+ languages.
Soldering Is Easy

Soldering Is Easy Homepage

antex_25w_soldering_ironEssential Equipment

  • Soldering iron (ideally 25W)
  • Soldering Iron Stand
  • Solder
  • Sponge or Solder Tip Cleaner

soldering_iron_standRecommended Equipment

  • Desoldering pump
  • Helping hands and/or Blu-Tack

This equipment isn’t expensive and you don’t need to go and buy a fancy soldering station. My main soldering iron is a 25W soldering iron with a fine tip and it works just fine for electronics. The other bits and pieces really are useful and ultimately will save you time, stress and possibly the odd injury.

Once you are up an running with the basics it really is just down to practice. So what are you waiting for?



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