If you love to practice your DIY-skills and build electronics, you are in the right place!
However, let’s start with a simple question: An electronic kit: what is it?
An electronic kit is a package including various electrical components, circuit diagram, PBC (printed circuit board) or other types of prototyping boards, and detailed assembly instructions. With all of the above-mentioned, you are able to build an electronic device.
All electronic kits can be divided into two main types: educational kits and “build a working device” kits. Educational, or trainer kits are intended for those, who want to learn about electronics: from the basics to challenging and sophisticated projects. Having said that, I would place soldering kits into the educational category too.
Diy Soldering Project Kits
If you have never ever even touched a soldering iron, of course you should start with the beginners’ solder kits. Basically, these solder kits have all components available (including ones for practice too) plus a lesson manual and video instruction. After you have mastered soldering technique, you can go further and try to assemble some simple devices (my full review of solder project kits).
The end result is that you would improve your soldering skills and knowledge of electronics.
On second thoughts, if you don’t like and/or want to sold, you can always choose solderless kits and have fun avoiding soldering.
Of course, some advanced hobbyists might argue against having complete kits as they are able to build any electronic device. I fully understand that kind of approach, however, I prefer to have a completely assembled kit: it’s so much easier that way!
Soldering Iron Tips
While working on the projects you might encounter a problem or have some questions related to soldering or assembly of a particular device… The only thing I can tell you is it is totally normal!
Don’t get scared and drop the project! In my blog I’ll do my best to clarify the most typical problems and give advice based on my broad practical experience.