Today was exciting. At my mentor fouric’s college, they held intro and intermediate workshops on many different subjects for their students, including EagleCAD, KiCAD, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and soldering!
I just got a soldering iron for myself and for an upcoming project I’m working on, but I’ve had no previous experience in the skill. So, lo and behold, I took the intro to soldering and the intermediate soldering workshop!
Here are my results:
This is an audio amplifier, where they taught us through-hole soldering.
When I finished, I tested it out and it worked perfectly!
In the afternoon, we made a tone thingy, which controlled the treble and bass.
This taught us about surface mount soldering. Surface-mount is a pain in the butt, but it was a good workshop to go through for the experience!
Now I understand more of the whole process, and I can buy some accessories for my soldering iron at home.
I was really hesitant to solder at first since I have asthma, but the fumes didn’t bother me like I thought they would. Having a fan or ventilator at your station is a good idea though, so you’re not inhaling the smoke.
Next time, I’ll preview the new project I’m going to work on and all the parts!