[vcf-midatlantic] Soldering tutorial/workshop recommendation
wfdudley at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 22:41:18 EDT 2018
Practice removing and replacing parts on junk circuit boards, like a broken
VCR or TV from the side of the road. I'm sure there are YouTube videos on
how to do this.
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On Mon, Jun 4, 2018, 7:02 PM Thomas Fuchs via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> While I’ve been collecting (and using!) old computers for a while, and can
> do some repairs, I never learned to solder. Obviously that would be a
> useful skill… :)
> What are your recommendations? I’m thinking this is something that you can
> probably learn best directly with another person but if there’s a good
> online tutorial or course, I’d be happy to hear about that as well.
> I do have the equipment, but I don’t really know where to start, and I
> don’t want to mess with old hardware until I have somewhat of a grip on it.
> What’s a good beginner project? Maybe an arduino or something like that?
> My main interests area is late 70s to early 90s, and I’d love to be able
> to identify and properly fix broken connections, weak solder points and
> (eventually) to recap boards; I’m located in Bucks county, PA.
> Thanks for any suggestions!
> Thomas F.
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