Just recently, there was a mishap happened in my kitchen: the garbage disposal bin suddenly backed-up leading my sink to slowly drain itself into the dishwasher. Then afterwards, it leaked on almost everywhere. This hilarious but stressing situation happened during night time and I only discovered the disaster happened until the next morning when I am about to grab my cup of coffee.
This is not the only disaster that has happened, when I got home from work the water from the accident caused my wood flooring to buckle. When I try to flatten down my floor, the wood flooring cracked. This is because the people who fixed my kitchen just glued the wood tiles on the linoleum flooring. Causing the pieces that were soaked in the water came up so easily. However, the rest won’t budge. I guess I need to replace half of my flooring.
With this in mind, when we have something to be permanently placed on a certain area, we should secure it permanently. Like my floor, I do not expect anything like that would happen. Another example of almost the same kind of scenario are the keyfob remote controls.
Even if the the keyfob controls are very small – and even if they are – the batter holders can still bring a lot of damage if they go around and sliding inside the case. In order to prevent this from happening while keeping the integrity of the PCB board (and eventually avoid long lasting damage) the battery holder should be put permanently on the board through soldering.
This will make sure that the battery holder will stay very secured even if the keyfob just hangs from the keychain and is being swung around using a finger, or even thrown or juggled through the air with a mobile phone to save a falling cup of coffee.
Do you know how to properly solder things? Below are some very useful tips on doing this. While it takes some valuable amount of time and practice to use these methods and tools properly, soldering in basic terms is putting things together using a molten metal instead of glue sticks.
How to prepare the soldering iron:
• Plug in the soldering iron and place it properly on its stand.
• Soak the sponge on the water and dampen it and place it in the stand.
• After dampening the sponge, wait for just a few minutes for the iron to warm up.
• Once the iron warmed up, wipe the tip of the iron with a damp sponge.
• Melt some metal on the tip of the soldering iron.
To start soldering, do the following:
• By holding the soldering iron like a pen, hold it near the base of the handle.
• Touch the soldering iron to the end pieces of the things that you will put together.
• Feed the soldering metal unto the solder of the joint.
• Gently remove the solder and eventually the iron unto the solder of the joint.
• Inspect the joining ends closely.