Soldering Circuit Boards

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

My sister GenevieveĀ is an expert solderer. Her hands are small, steady, and well practiced. Here is a picture of her soldering a voltage regulator for our Spirit II Mars Rover project.

Genevieve soldering

Here is a one minute video of Genevieve soldering the header pins onto a circuit board. We use this circuit board, which has more than a hundred solder points, on our flying drone robot. Note that she is using the proper technique by applying the tip of the soldering iron to the pin and hole, then bringing in the solder from the side.

Solderer: Genevieve (9 years old)
Director & Videographer: Camille (11 years old)
Editing: Camille, Genevieve, and R.

Soldering Circuit Board for Flying Drone Robot from Camille & Genevieve Beatty on Vimeo.

The Main Circuit Boards for the Flying Robot

Comments (3)

  1. Al
    September 18th, 2011

    Just a thought, the soldering iron that’s being used is rather large looking for such small hands, would it not be easier to use a smaller one (although if you need the high power that your iron delivers then stick with it)

  2. Low Volume SMT Assembly
    October 18th, 2011


    I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your site and this post. You make some very informative points.Keep up the great work!

  3. Richard Lawson
    November 19th, 2015

    Great work. Keep me update.

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