DemoSat

Soldering
DemoSat Training
Boulder, Colorado December 7, 2002

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PCB – printed circuit boards
Solder Pads

Soldering

Top View

Side View

Circuit Board Resistor

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Soldering Iron

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Move soldering iron until tip is touching wire & solder pad

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Move solder to touch edge of tip.

Solder

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Hold until solder melts on tip by wire

Solder

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Move solder back to touch wire only

Solder

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Move solder in to form a small pocket

Solder

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Move soldering iron tip up. This will drag solder up with it.

Solder

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Look for shinny fillets

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Soldering Tips

1. Make sure tip is hot 2. Clean & tin tip 3. Keep tip clean by using wet sponge and cloth 4. Heat until the parts are hot enough to melt solder 5. Hold until solder flashes around pad 6. Do not put too much solder on
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Tinned Copper Traces

Top View

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Soldered

Top View

Solder bridge shorting two traces - bad, bad, bad
But, can be fixed by reheating or using solder sucker
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