[vcf-midatlantic] Soldering tutorial/workshop recommendation

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Tue Jun 5 09:54:05 EDT 2018

Also if you come to the workshop, there are two kits that can be bought
from IXR that are specifically designed to teach soldering. Let me know if
you want me to pick them up. One makes blinking lights. Another is a remote

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 10:01 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!
> Best,
> Thomas F.

Jeff Brace
Vice President
Vintage Computer Federation

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