Have you ever soldered before? If the answer is “yes”, you’ll probably know what you’re doing and you can just quickly skim through this intro paragraph.
- Adafruit’s video tutorial featuring Collin Cunningham – a tutorial featuring Collin Cunningham, a super charismatic electronics guru
- Adafruit’s standard soldering tutorial – A great and thorough video tutorial. An absolute must-read, even if you know how to solder. Make sure to check the “common soldering mistakes” section at the end.
- Sparkfun’s video soldering tutorial – Another well made how-to-solder video tutorial.
- Sparkfun’s standard soldering tutorial – A well written tutorial made by Sparkfun
your soldering joint has to look like a small “volcano” and mustn’t be a tiny ball or blob of soldering.
Motivational tip from Albert (Ringo’s hardware designer)
Albert, the creator of Ringo
We suggest that you start assembling the Ringo when you’re fresh because the process of assembly can take up to 5 hours depending on your soldering skills. (In other words, don’t start building it at 2 AM.)