Learn how to solder electronic components together and build your own devices. Readers will learn basic soldering skills, which will be useful in pursuing a variety of engineering projects. Photos, sidebars, and callouts help readers draw connections between new concepts in this book and other makers-related concepts they may already know. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Dewey 671.5/6
Lexile 900
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level T
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781631377747), Paperback (9781631377945), PDF (9781631378140), ePub (9781633623149), Hosted ebook (9781631378348), Kindle (9781633622289)
Copyright 2015
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

Booklist - Soldering

Though not the most obvious fit into the 21st Century Skills Innovation Library series, this introduction to soldering provides DIYers with basic guidelines to a skill still useful for a variety of projects, from jewelry making and plumbing to creating or repairing electronic circuits. The focus here is solely on soldering electronic wiring, so readers will find it at least a good first step. Along with general directions for proper care and safe use of a straight soldering iron (pistol-shaped ones are not recommended for beginners), Nelson describes different kinds of solder, recommends other useful tools, outlines techniques for making strong joins, and even explains how to desolder a join or short. He concludes with instructions for making an LED mini flashlight. Color photos depict gear, a soldered electronic board, and a young solderer at work. This quick but utilitarian guide closes with leads to several more detailed print and online resources.