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god_snowman
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Jul 29, 2015
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Thanks for adding the PCB option.
But I prefer a soldered option as well because I don't have the tools to do the soldering.
Anyway, I have updated my order with the PCB option, and hope I can figure a way to do the soldering later.
Jul 29, 2015
betarepeating
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Jul 29, 2015
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this is a great time to learn! buy one of these el cheapo irons [1] and some cheap solder [2] and go find some old broken electronics to take apart and practice on. There are countless videos on youtube [3] that can teach you to solder.
1: http://www.amazon.com/ECG-J-025-Watt-Soldering-Iron/dp/B0002GLZM4 2: http://www.amazon.com/Alpha-AT-31604-60-40-Solder-Ounces/dp/B00030AP48/ 3: https://www.youtube.com/user/EEVblog/search?query=soldering
Jul 29, 2015
god_snowman
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Jul 29, 2015
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It is not cheap...It is like the price of buying the switch tester alone...
Jul 29, 2015
betarepeating
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Jul 29, 2015
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$20 bucks is too much? Seriously? If you're really that hard up for cash, you probably shouldn't be on this website...
The soldering iron is an incredibly useful tool and the ability to solder will pay for itself as soon as you repair one thing on your own. It's not like this keypad is its only application, you should be able to find plenty of uses for a soldering iron. And of course, you can't put a price on the knowledge and the feeling of accomplishment.
It's a nice tool and anyone who wants to call themselves an enthusiast should own one.
Jul 29, 2015
theimmc
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Jul 29, 2015
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Ask to borrow a set from a friend. Buy some cheap electronics kit to practice on. A good temperature controlled iron is easier to use.
Jul 29, 2015
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