From the Set 21st Century Skills Innovation Library
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781631377747), Paperback (9781631377945), PDF (9781631378140), ePub (9781633623149), Hosted ebook (9781631378348), Kindle (9781633622289)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
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.