scoured the current forum for any soldering advice or iron recommendations, but came up empty. also figured with the fire sale on grid kits, this might be a gold thread to start.
long story short: last night, I tried building a Mikrophonie with a mom and pop shop iron. decently thin tip, but the thing’s kinda self destructing and I made a mess of my beginner project. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ no major losses, but before I take on another, I need some guidance. of course, I could always just stop and buy fully assembled units my whole life, but there’s no fun in that is there?
THONK recommends watching a video that’s now behind a paywall and reading the Arduino soldering guide, which tells me a lot about good connections but little on how to achieve them.
anybody have recommendations for irons and practices that would be good for building our favorite bleep bloop machines?
thanks for any input and guidance!