In this video I solder together an Adafruit MiniPOV4 Kit from scratch. The whole process took a few hours, which has been cut down to around 30 minutes. Basic soldering skills are good to have, as they may enable you to perform some other hacks that I will demonstrate in upcoming videos.
Disclaimer: Soldering irons are tools that should be handled properly as they can easily cause injury. Soldering thread containing lead is toxic and should not be exposed to open wounds. If you do a lot of soldering, then you should consider wearing some thin gloves. (Not plastic!)
Always wash your hands after handling lead. If you’re going to eat something while soldering, then wash your hands first. Keep food and drinks away from your working table too.
Lead-free solder thread is not without risks too, as it’s harder to use, and the increased fumes it may produce are in return more toxic.
– Liquicity Yearmix 2016 (Mixed by Maduk) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOCacjYYyrM)
– Velleman VTSS4N (http://www.velleman.eu/products/view/?id=385738)
– 60Sn/40Pb (60% Tin / 40% Lead) 1.0mm with rosin/resin core (http://www.velleman.eu/products/view/?id=15925)
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