Soldering Iron

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  1. Trim and strip the wires
  2. Physically connect the wires
    1. Twist them to create a smooth but strong connection
  3. Heat the wires UNDER the joint
    1. (Apply a HEAT SYNCH FIRST between the joint and any fragile electronics)
    2. Heat rises - try to rest the joint on top of the soldering iron
  4. Apply solder to the TOP side of the wires
    1. When hot enough, the wires will melt and draw the solder down INTO the wires creating a good solid connection
  5. Let the joint COOL

We introduced soldering late in the semester. Ask for one-on-one instruction for proper soldering technique, otherwise,
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