Soldering Headers to a PCB

  • Episode 630
  • October 30, 2019

Once you start working with Arduino or even Raspberry Pi HATs and pHATs, you're likely going to find yourself needing to attach the headers yourself. As a rookie maker who's quickly learning the ropes, Robbie shares a couple quick tips that he has found can make it easier to solder these pin headers directly to the PCB.

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Beginner Soldering Kit

A decent starter kit for soldering at a very low price.

  • 8-in-1 FULL KIT: Kit comes with soldering iron, desoldering pump, solder wick, solder wire, stand with cleaning sponge, 5 solder tips, 2 anti-static tweezers and a hand carry case to meet all your soldering project needs.
  • FAST HEAT UP: 60 watt ceramic heater core which makes temperature raise rapidly and efficiently. Switch ON/OFF on the soldering iron, makes it save energy and improve safety.
  • HIGH-STRENGTH SOLDER SUCKER: Black aluminum alloy body and stainless steel push rod, providing suction strength 40cm-hg. Anti-Static Stainless Steel Tweezers: Resistive ESD coating helps protect electronics from static damage, two types, ESD-12 5.3 inch and ESD-15 4.75 inch, fine workmanship.
  • EASY FOR STORAGE: Quality tool box with tray is rather convenient to let your tools be placed in order not in a mess and easy to carry. The item is great for electric repair, home DIY and other soldering project.

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PCB Prototyping Boards with Headers

Get prototyping with this fantastic kit of blank PCBs and I/O Headers!

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Soldering kits and tools Robbie uses on the show: https://cat5.tv/solder

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