Solder wick, coffee, and paper towels keep SparkFun running. You can steal someone’s diagonal cutters for a minute, but you’d better ask before touching their solder wick.
This is your basic tube of leaded solder with a 63/37 water soluble resin core. 0.031" gauge and 15 grams (around 5ft). Easy to solder with - recommended for beginners.
If you are just beginning to solder, we recommend you order the leaded solder. Lead-free solder is a bit harder to use (does not flow as well).
We don’t want to hype this solder TOO much, but this could possibly be the best solder in the world. There, we’ve said it. This is a special blend made specifically for us and we love it. It all started as a quest to find the best solder to use in our production process and ended up being the best we’ve tried. The best part is that...
For over 50 years, Hakko has been producing superior quality soldering and desoldering tools. They’re dependable, a good value and they work really well! We use Hakko irons in production and we think they’re great.
The Learn to Solder version of the Simon Says Kit includes everything that the original kit does as well as the basic soldering tools you need to put it together! This is a great kit for anyone just learning to solder or teaching someone to solder. The Learn to Solder Kit even comes with our Beginning Soldering Handbook which will walk you through the...
This is your basic tube of unleaded (Pb-free) solder with a 60/40 no clean, water soluble resin core. 0.031" gauge and 15 grams.
After you have successfully assembled the kit, you will have a greater knowledge of through-hole soldering and the tools, techniques, and terminology required to populate your own PCB prototype. You will have a development platform with 5 outputs (LEDs and buzzer), 5 inputs (buttons), and serial for debugging. And, of course, you’ll have your very...
The WeevilEye is a through-hole soldering kit designed for the beginner. It has a low parts count so even young kids can easily complete it. Once it’s put together the red LED “eyes” light up brighter or darker according to how much light is getting to the photosensor.
Tip tinner is a good thing to have in your arsenal of soldering supplies. Composed of a mild acid, it helps remove baked on residue (for when you melt your desk top) and helps prevent oxidation (the nasty black stuff) that accumulates on your soldering tip when not in use. Comes in a sealed 20 gram disk. This tinner is Lead Free.
This is a brass sponge that will help clean your soldering iron tip. Use it to remove residue from your iron tip before soldering. It cleans better than conventional sponges and will not damage your iron tip. Made of low abrasive brass shavings and requires no water. Works well as a replacement brass sponge for the Brass Sponge Base sold below.
Solder wick, coffee, and paper towels keep SparkFun running. You can steal someone’s diagonal cutters for a minute, but you’d better ask before touching their solder wick.[
This is a replacement soldering tip for our Hakko FX-888 soldering iron. This is a conical type of soldering tip. Replacing the tip is very easy - simply unscrew the shield, slip the replacement tip in, and screw the shield back on.
This is your basic spool of leaded solder with a 63/37 water soluble resin core. 0.031" gauge and 100 grams. This is a good spool for more advanced users that should last 6-12 months depending on how often you solder.
This is a replacement soldering tip for our Hakko FX-888 soldering iron. This is a bevel type of soldering tip. Replacing the tip is very easy - simply unscrew the shield, slip the replacement tip in, and screw the shield back on.
This is a replacement soldering tip for our Hakko FX-888 soldering iron. This is the chisel type of soldering tip that comes with the Hakko. Replacing the tip is very easy - simply unscrew the shield, slip the replacement tip in, and screw the shield back on.
This is 50g of high quality, Lead-Free Solder Paste, the perfect amount to keep around for prototyping and hobby projects that require a bit of SMD soldering. Solder Paste Stenciling is the easiest and quickest way to solder some of the trickier SMD components. Here at SparkFun, we use solder paste stenciling on pretty much all of our boards. It saves us...
This is a simple soldering iron stand composed of a heavy-duty metal base and a reinforced spring holder. The base and holder are detachable. A circular cleaning sponge, which has a nice home at the bottom of the base, is included.
The Solder Vacuum, a great (and sometimes under appreciated) little tool for solder rework. It allows you to pull the molten solder out of a connection or via with ease. To use it you simply depress the plunger, heat up your solder, place the nozzle over the solder you want to remove and finally just push the button. The piston pops up and the solder...
We love heat shrink! We use it for all sorts of handy projects. Use it to reinforce connections, protect devices, and electrically isolate exposed solder joints. We worked with a manufacturer to create a kit that we would use: lots of colors, lots of sizes, nothing too long. We specially requested some of the sizes with heat sensitive glue which...
The iron is attached to a six foot cable which is terminated with a European 2-prong (CEE 7/7) plug. There is a nice grippy surface at the end of the handle that does double duty as a nice heat shield.