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wow. im such a geek, i spent all day soldering with my brand new soldering iron...i made pong! i cant belive it worked....its a fairly large curcuit board, 4.5 volts and AV jacks

anyway, who here solders for prop purposes?
 

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I used to do a bunch of project boards. Haven't in a lot of years. Plan on it this year, have a lot of tech planned for this year.




Congrats on the Pong working, by the way.
 

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It seems like every year the wiring gets pulled out of at least one of my props. Soldering is a necessary skill to keep the props going year after year.
 

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I cant solder to save my soul.... of course, this stupid cold heat thingy aint helpin me any either! LOL doh!
 

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I dont know if they still make it but radio shak used to have a solder repair kit that was basically a match and glob of solder for the non soldering folks. My mom actually used it succesfully once and she can break stuff just by being in close proximity
 

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I solder all the time for my projects. I've used some kits for a few things and have even wired up circuits "from scratch" using cheapie Radio Shack prototyping boards.

If all goes well and I get this job I've been applying for, I'll be learning about SMT soldering... it's soldering for all those teeny-tiny components you see on a lot of the circuits out there today. I'll also (hopefully) have access to a T-Tek machine which will allow me to make my own custom circuit boards... combine those two new skills and I can REALLY cram A LOT of stuff into a bucky skull. :D
 

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I got decent at soldering this past year, i had to keep replacing the flourescent starters for my flicker circuits and several other things.
 
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