How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

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Resources and Going Further

We’ve only just begun to travel down the soldering rabbit hole. Once you have mastered PTH soldering, you can try your hand at these other skills and tutorials.

For more information about soldering castellated mounting holes to pads, check out our guide on soldering castellated holes.

How to Solder - Castellated Mounting Holes

May 12, 2015

Tutorial showing how to solder castellated holes (or castellations). This might come in handy if you need to solder a module or PCB to another PCB. These castellations are becoming popular with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth modules.

And, of course, what’s a soldering tutorial without something to solder. SparkFun sells a variety of kits that are great for honing your soldering skills. There’s even a Learn to Solder series of kits that have all the tools necessary to get started.

Night Light Soldering Kit

Night Light Soldering Kit

KIT-14638
$14.95
SparkFun Simon Says - Through-Hole Soldering Kit

SparkFun Simon Says - Through-Hole Soldering Kit

KIT-10547
$24.95
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SparkFun WeevilEye - Beginner Soldering Kit

SparkFun WeevilEye - Beginner Soldering Kit

KIT-10723
$9.95
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Day of the Geek - Soldering Badge Kit (Black)

Day of the Geek - Soldering Badge Kit (Black)

KIT-14637
$6.95
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Lighthouse Beginner Soldering Kit

Lighthouse Beginner Soldering Kit

KIT-14635
$5.95
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Unigeek - Unicorn Soldering Badge Kit

Unigeek - Unicorn Soldering Badge Kit

KIT-14639
$10.95
Day of the Geek - Soldering Badge Kit (White)

Day of the Geek - Soldering Badge Kit (White)

KIT-14636
$6.95
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heART - Surface Mount Soldering Kit

heART - Surface Mount Soldering Kit

KIT-14640
$16.95
SparkFun Simon Tilts - Through-Hole Soldering Kit

SparkFun Simon Tilts - Through-Hole Soldering Kit

KIT-12634
$34.95
SparkFun Roshamglo Badge Kit

SparkFun Roshamglo Badge Kit

KIT-14130
$12.95