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Soldering 101 and/ or beginning Electronics DVD's?

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by mothersescape, Sep 30, 2005.

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  1. Hi,

    I have a young daughter and son that I would like to get interested in
    electronics plus hone my skills as well. I have been looking for
    beginner soldering and electronic DVD's but without any luck. Maybe I
    am not searching in the right places.

    Any tips or help would be greatly appreciated,
    a homeschooling mom
  2. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  3. Thanks I will give it a try!
  4. Graham Knott

    Graham Knott Guest

    Have a look at
  5. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Just keep the lead out of their little bodies.

  6. Kitchen Man

    Kitchen Man Guest

    Don't forget the safety glasses - you don't want a 2d or 3d degree
    burn on your eye. It appears as if all the referenced pages did
  7. whisky-dave

    whisky-dave Guest

    I work in a teaching lab where soldering is done, will will be going over
    to lead free solder by 2006 as part of the RoHS 'directive'

    I doubt the home user has follow these directives, but working
    in a univercity teachign labs we have googles and fume extractors......

    I particualy recomend googles as they are cheap and may well
    save your eyesight.

    using l;ead-free
    Some basic differences are;
    that lead free solder melts at about 20C higher than leaded solder.
    Lead free solder is more corrosive especially for the solder bits which
    should have a protective coating.
    You might also need a slightly hotter/higher power iron as more
    heat is required.

    A good solder joint looks different from what the leaded solder does,
    i.e not a shiny reflective surface, a good lead-free joint will look
    The joint takes longer to heat up and the components are therefore
    more likely to be damaged due to heat.

    The page is more to do with 'welding' than electronic engineering
    and components.

    The above is a bit technical but does have a few pictures in the 11
    page or so PDF.
  8. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    I doubt the home user has [to] follow these directives,
    Everyone does.
    Some have protective eyewear as well.
    If you spell the word correctly on the order form.
    I'd like them to make use of spellcheckers mandatory.
    A little time in an English class wouldn't hurt.
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