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 Tutorial: Basic Training: Introduction Soldering and Stripboards

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Related to my "Library" post.  http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=76666.0

Introduction to soldering and using a stripboard (aka "Veroboard" or even a similar mounting system called "Perfboard").
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2Z_fztpxg

Once you've worked out your circuit on a breadboard, you need to figure out a way to get it into your costume. You can print your own circuitboards, but more likely you'll want to use a stripboard (unless you're making a whole bunch of whatever it is).

Parts List (correct me if I incorrectly recorded something)
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Soldering iron
Solder (flux core is used in the video, very close to 50/50 is used)
Stripboard (aka "Veroboard")
various things to solder
a fan
(optional) a "third hand" (device with alligator clips to hold things for you, usually has a magnifying glass)

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| aka "Matt R." | Helpful Stuff |Facebook | VRCA #053 | M.V.S. #10 | B.E.A.R.D.S. #77 | S.P.A.R.C.K. #2 | OM: Sept. 20, 2014
Related to my "Library" post.  http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=76666.0

Introduction to soldering and using a stripboard (aka "Veroboard" or even a similar mounting system called "Perfboard").
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2Z_fztpxg

Once you've worked out your circuit on a breadboard, you need to figure out a way to get it into your costume. You can print your own circuitboards, but more likely you'll want to use a stripboard (unless you're making a whole bunch of whatever it is).

Parts List (correct me if I incorrectly recorded something)
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Soldering iron
Solder (flux core is used in the video, very close to 50/50 is used)
Stripboard (aka "Veroboard")
various things to solder
a fan
(optional) a "third hand" (device with alligator clips to hold things for you, usually has a magnifying glass)

I lasted less than 30 seconds into that video.
I've never used a fan while soldering...it certainly isn't something you should ALWAYS do.

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I don't know about "always" have a fan, but I certainly always have "some" airflow... the smoke isn't rising straight up into my face anyway.  :P

Dunno mate, guess that's up to the individual about what risks they're willing to take. Though, for casual soldering and one-off jobs I doubt it's really a concern... just not enough prolonged exposure to worry about.  :D

However, since the video is for totally new folks, they should at least be aware of potential pitfalls of breathing in the flux. My Dad was an Electrical Engineer ... "don't breath the fumes" was drummed into me from a young age.  :laugh:

http://www.occupationalasthma.com/occupational_asthma_causative_agent.aspx?id=82

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| aka "Matt R." | Helpful Stuff |Facebook | VRCA #053 | M.V.S. #10 | B.E.A.R.D.S. #77 | S.P.A.R.C.K. #2 | OM: Sept. 20, 2014
Who uses fans while soldering? Half the reason for soldering stuff is to inhale the magical smoke that emanates from your project!

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