Quick Learning via YouTube

How to Do It: Basic Soldering

For a more advanced look: Basic Soldering Lesson 1 - "Solder & Flux". A vintage video that's quite thorough - really everything you'll need to know in a brief 20 minutes.

Alternatively, this Australian does a nice job in 11 minutes. Tutorial: Soldering (Electronics)


  1. Equipment, Materials, and safety.
  2. Wire size and type. Cutting and stripping.
  3. Soldering wire splices
  4. Printed circuit boards. Soldering wire to boards.
  5. Bending leads.
  6. Soldering resistors, clipping leads. (see also http://www.dannyg.com/examples/res2/resistor.htm)
  7. Soldering multi-lead components.
  8. Using heat sinks
  9. Building a simple circuit.