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 ====== Solder Comic Feedback ====== ====== Solder Comic Feedback ======
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 [[http://​mightyohm.com/​blog/​2011/​04/​soldering-is-easy-comic-book/​|mightyohm.com]] [[http://​mightyohm.com/​blog/​2011/​04/​soldering-is-easy-comic-book/​|mightyohm.com]]
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 Either way, this and the one-page version of it are great guides – thanks!"​ Either way, this and the one-page version of it are great guides – thanks!"​
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 +[[http://​lifehacker.com/#​!5791372/​the-soldering-is-easy-comic-book-teaches-you-to-solder-with-step+by+step-graphics|Lifehacker]]
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 +**Byron33196:​**
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 +Paraphrased from comic book: 
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 +If you use too much solder, reheat it, then bang the edge of the board, ​
 +flinging the extra solder (in its molten state) onto the table, ​
 +or whatever else might be nearby (like the hands you are using to bang the board). ​
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 +10 If (Idea=BAD) ​
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 +20 FacePalm() ​
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 +30 Print "Ever hear of desoldering wick?" ​
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 +40 Goto 10
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 [[http://​log.andie.se/​post/​4529161438/​soldering-is-easy-the-comic-book#​disqus_thread|Andie'​s Blog]] [[http://​log.andie.se/​post/​4529161438/​soldering-is-easy-the-comic-book#​disqus_thread|Andie'​s Blog]]
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 **eubarch:​** It doesn'​t go over using brass wool instead of a sponge... Which IMHO is a much better tip cleaner to use while soldering. I believe a wet sponge is actually just used for thorough tip cleaning between jobs. **eubarch:​** It doesn'​t go over using brass wool instead of a sponge... Which IMHO is a much better tip cleaner to use while soldering. I believe a wet sponge is actually just used for thorough tip cleaning between jobs.
 Also doesn'​t go over flux usage besides mentioning that it's inside rosin core solder. Also doesn'​t go over flux usage besides mentioning that it's inside rosin core solder.
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 +**flink:** It's a nice guide for beginners. I know that many people are intimidated by soldering. It's a kind of esoteric knowledge and skill for many people. Well, for most people, I guess.
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 +As you prepare the tips and advice section for the next guide, please add a little cross-section diagram depicting a lead passing through the hole with a concave filet of solder joining pad to the lead on both sides. It's easier to get people doing it right if they know exactly what to shoot for when making a good joint. ​
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 +A purely technical note, also explain that the solder is actually bonding metal to metal similar to welding with a brazing rod. A few people I've taught thought solder worked like glue. :-)
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 +Also, to remove the solder, it's probably better to explain how to use solder wicking mesh ("​Solda-Wick"​ is a brand name I remember. It's been quite a while.) than telling them about heat and hit method. I've used done it, but I can imagine someone hitting a board too hard and stressing a chip connection. In a pinch, the mesh stripped from a chuck of coax works okay.
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 +I hope you don't mind me butting it with advice. I worked in a few micro-miniature repair facilities (solder shops) while I was in the service. I'm always heartened by seeing younger people hacking at things. It's good that someone is doing it.
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