Announcing the “Soldering is Easy” Complete Comic Book!April 11th, 2011 by Jeff
Do you want to learn how to solder? Do you want to make really cool things? Do you want to teach other people how to solder (and make cool things too)?
I’m happy to announce the release of Soldering is Easy, a comic book that will teach anyone the basics of soldering.
This seven page comic book explains in detail and with pictures how to make a good solder connection. It also teaches you all the other bits and pieces of knowledge that you need to successfully solder together an electronic kit, even if you’ve never soldered before!
The comic (and lots more cool stuff!) will be included in a book that Mitch and I are writing about How to Make Cool Things with Microcontrollers (For People Who Know Nothing). It will be published by No Starch Press.
Here’s a sample page (click for a bigger version):
As of late 2012 the comic book has been translated into 17 other languages! A huge thanks to everyone who sent in translations and is helping us spread our message around the world! We would love for people to translate the comic book into more languages! If you create a translation, please post a comment here and I’ll link to it! If you’re looking for help with a translation, you can try posting in the forums.
The comic is released under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-ShareAlike), so you are free to teach with it, color it, modify it, share it with your friends, translate it, and basically do whatever you like with it!
The complete comic book is available for download here:
We also have some other versions of the comic available:
- FullSolderComic_Booklet_11x17_EN.pdf – An 11×17 version that you can fold into an actual comic book (with 8.5×11 pages).
- FullSolderComic_Images_20110409.zip – 300 DPI images of each page
- FullSolderComic_NoText_20110409.zip – 300 DPI images without text (for translation)
- A PDF version without text is also available.
- FullSolderComic.zip – the Comic Life source file used to create all of the other versions. This is probably the best place to start if you are making a translation, but you’ll need a Mac and a copy of Comic Life.
Souder c’est Facile!
(Snootlab)Saldare E’ Semplice
ItalianMichele MaffucciDet Er Enkelt A Lodde
NorwegianHenrik Sandaker PalmLutowanie Jest Proste
|Det Er Nemt At Lodde
|Iedereen Kan Solderen
|Ivo van den Maagdenberg
Alt. translation by Deeeep
|Jootmine On Imelihtne
|Löten ist einfach!
|Οδηγός Για Εύκολη Συγκόλληση
|Menyolder Itu Gampang
|Solder É Fácil
|Solder es Fácil
2nd translation by juani_c
|Att Löda Är Lätt!
|Special thanks to Alexander Bodora for creating this table!|
And really, soldering is easy (and fun!). Learn how to solder and teach your friends!
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