Well with time on my hands, I thought I'd finally tackle my first circuit board to final project.
So I thought I'd try a JimStim v1.5 kit.
Let's be very clear: I have no idea what I'm doing!
I've got the kit in hand and will be going over to Radio Shack to get some items so that I can start working.
A couple of questions:
Is there a youtube video about how to properly solder things to the board? The instructions say, solder this to that. Seems easy, right? Probably so for those that have soldered this to that before, but...how do you properly solder this to that?
What solder do you use? I saw a recommendation for 63/37
Do I need an anti-static strap?
Any recommendations on soldering irons?
Is it helpful to get one of those lighted magnifying lamps? (those of you with good eyesight need not comment )
What am I missing and should get when I go to RS? Currently riding in a car is very unpleasant, so I want to do this once.
Thanks for your help.