How toPractice Soldering
11 steps
What you’ll need
2
Chip Board
1 Pair
Safety Gloves
1
Solder Wire
2 strips
1/4" Copper Tape
1
Soldering iron And Stand
1
Marker
5-8
Same Colored LED’s (5mm)
1
3v Coin Cell Batteries (CR2032)
Set up your station! Plug in your soldering iron (set to high), layer 2 boards, make 2 copper rails
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Label one rail positive (+) and the other rail negative (-)
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Fold over a piece of copper tape to attach coin cell battery and make a switch.
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Melt some solder onto both rails to create 2 solder pads. This is where you will attach your LEDs
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Slide the solder under the Soldering iron to make your solder pads
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Bend the longer leg of your LED to indicate the (+) side, then bend both legs outwards.
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Place the LED legs onto the solder pads on the corresponding copper tape rails.
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Solder the LED to the copper tape by holding the soldering iron against the LED leg and solder pad.
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The solder will turn shiny when it is melted. Remove the iron and let the solder cool.
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Test your connection by placing the copper tape switch on the battery to see if the LED lights up
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Practice! Repeat using multiple LEDs on the same copper tape rail.
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