If you are trying to make any one of our Christmas DIYs including the ones below, you
will need to learn to solder. Soldering is not really complicated, you just stick a little
bit of Lead to the soldering tool and that’s pretty much it but here are some pictures
to do it the “text-book” way.
EPE Magazine has a good gallery and text on the basics of soldering… “These photos illustrate the basic steps in making a perfect solder joint on a p.c.b. If you’re a beginner, our advice is that it’s best to practice your soldering technique using some clean, new parts with perhaps some new stripboard (protoboard). Be sure to avoid using old, dirty parts; these can be difficult if not impossible to solder.
Voice Activated Christmas Controller