Let's make RESISTRON!
Part one - Resistors
The first components you will need while assembling RESISTRON are resistors.
First, take off the paper packaging placed on both ends of the resistors.
Now, you should gently bend them in the shape of the letter U, but be careful because they could break easily.
Place them as shown in the photo:
Now is the time to use your soldering iron and solder resistors on RESISTRON’s back.
After you solder all resistors, take one more look at the solder joints to ensure there are no cold joints.
Watch out! Cutting off the resistors’ legs must be done with caution!
Take out your cutter pliers. You will use them for cutting off the excess legs of your resistors.
Do not point the legs upwards when cutting them! They might fly away and hurt someone!
When cutting them off, always turn the legs of the electronic component towards your table like this:
Part two - Variable resistor
Take the variable resistor, place it in the middle of RESISTRON, and let’s solder it.
Make sure not to bridge the pins since the upper ones are close to each other!
Part three - The LEDs
Now, let’s take the red LEDs and put them in RESISTRON’s eyes.
We need to watch out for the polarity of the LEDs, or they won’t work.
The shorter leg of the LEDs should face the center of RESISTRON’s head like this:
Let's solder the LEDs you put in.
Once again, make sure that there are no cold joints or bridging.
If everything seems okay, take the pliers, and cut the rest of the LED's legs off as you did with the resistor's legs.
The legs of the LEDs must face towards the table when you are cutting them.
This way, they won’t fly away and hurt you!
Part four - The battery holder
Place the battery holder like this:
Now, turn RESISTRON around, and let's solder the two pins of the battery holder.
Please turn off your soldering iron by unplugging it from the power outlet. Leave it on the soldering iron stand for at least five minutes so it cools off before you put it away.
If you need help with cleaning the tip of your soldering iron, please check our video tutorial.
Now you can put the coin cell battery into the battery holder!
Watch out; the battery needs to be put in on the right side. The tiny plus (+) sign on the battery must be facing upwards!
Check the photo:
You did it! RESISTRON is assembled.