Soldering instruction Basics:

More advanced instruction:

Safety: Soldering involves some dangerous things happening right next to your face, it is important to remember to take the proper precautions:

  • UVM Online Safety Training (login and look under Specific Hazards)
  • Wear eye protection when soldering, you don’t want a blob of solder or a soldering iron in your eye.
  • Position the fume extractor right next to the piece you are working on, soldering produces some nasty fumes.
  • Be very aware of where you are holding the soldering iron. It feels kind of like holding a pencil, but far from the tip, so it doesn’t quite feel natural at first. You may subconsciously want to readjust your grip to hold it closer to the tip, but you will burn yourself if you do it.