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.

Or check out the following tutorials to solder a surface mount component (SMD) to a breakout board.

8-Pin SOIC to DIP Adapter Hookup Guide

August 13, 2015

Assembly and application of the 8-pin SOIC-to-DIP adapter.

Looking for more tutorials with soldering? Try taking a look at any tutorial tagged with soldering!

SparkFun Arduino ProtoShield Hookup Guide

The SparkFun Arduino ProtoShield PCB and ProtoShield kit lets you customize your own Arduino shield using whatever custom circuit you can come up with! This tutorial will go over its features, hardware assembly, and how to use the shield with an Arduino R3 footprint.

Wireless Glove Controller

Build a wireless glove controller with Arduinos to trigger an LED using XBees!

Thumb Joystick Hookup Guide

Whether you're blasting aliens, driving a robot, or write your awesome classic Arcade Game for your Arduino, you'll find the analog thumb joystick a very useful addition to your projects!

Secure DIY Garage Door Opener

Did you know that most garage doors are at risk of a roll jam attack? Here we make a DIY garage door remote-control system that is much more secure than most commercial-ready products using the latest in ECC cryptography.

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.

SparkFun Basic Flashlight Soldering Kit

SparkFun Basic Flashlight Soldering Kit

KIT-14877
$5.50
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SparkFun Simon Says - Through-Hole Soldering Kit

SparkFun Simon Says - Through-Hole Soldering Kit

KIT-10547
$28.95
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SparkFun Wireless Joystick Kit

SparkFun Wireless Joystick Kit

KIT-14051
$43.95
2
SparkFun WeevilEye - Beginner Soldering Kit

SparkFun WeevilEye - Beginner Soldering Kit

KIT-10723
$10.95
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heART - Surface Mount Soldering Kit

heART - Surface Mount Soldering Kit

KIT-14640
$18.50
SparkFun Decade Resistance Box

SparkFun Decade Resistance Box

KIT-13006
$36.50
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SparkFun ProtoShield Kit

SparkFun ProtoShield Kit

DEV-13820
$12.50
3
Lighthouse Beginner Soldering Kit

Lighthouse Beginner Soldering Kit

KIT-14635
$9.95
3
SparkFun Binary Blaster Kit

SparkFun Binary Blaster Kit

KIT-12037
$29.50
5
Day of the Geek - Soldering Badge Kit (Black with Copper Trace)

Day of the Geek - Soldering Badge Kit (Black with Copper Trace)

KIT-14637
$7.50
3
Day of the Geek - Soldering Badge Kit (White with Copper Trace)

Day of the Geek - Soldering Badge Kit (White with Copper Trace)

KIT-14636
$7.50
2
Unigeek - Unicorn Soldering Badge Kit

Unigeek - Unicorn Soldering Badge Kit

KIT-14639
$11.95
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SparkFun SparkPunk Sound Kit

KIT-11177
6 Retired

SparkFun SparkPunk Sequencer Kit

KIT-12707
3 Retired

SparkFun ISP Pogo Adapter

KIT-11591
4 Retired

Night Light Soldering Kit

KIT-14638
2 Retired

SparkFun BigTime Watch Kit

KIT-11734
6 Retired

Or check out these blog posts related to soldering and tools!