Simple Printed Circuit Board Repair

Simple Printed Circuit Board Repair

Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) are made from layers of fibre glass and copper, glued together. Whilst the glues used are very heat resistant it is possible to overheat a PCB and damage it. Learn how to repair a damaged one here.
Soldering School - Kitronik University

Soldering School - Kitronik University

The introductory guide to soldering explains what soldering is, contains lessons on soldering equipment, how to solder and how to look after your tools.
How to Remove Solder

How to Remove Solder - Kitronik University

Have you ever made a mistake soldering? Heard of solder wick but not sure how to use it? Or perhaps you've seen a solder sucker but not sure if it's the right tool for the job. Join Kevin as he shows you show to remove solder.
How to Solder in Ten Easy Steps featured image

How to Solder in Ten Easy Steps

Soldering is an essential skill in electronics, fortunately it is easy to get started. Just follow our 10 step guide and you'll be soldering in no time!
How A Power Supply Works

How A Power Supply Works

A guide to understanding how a power supply converts mains electricity in to low voltage DC supply. The tutorial covers both linear and switch mode power supplies.
How to Use a Multimeter

How to Use a Multimeter

A guide to using a Multimeter to measure voltage and current.
How to clean and maintain your soldering iron

How to clean and maintain your soldering iron - Kitronik University

Over time soldering iron tips accumulate old solder and other debris, this guide shows how best to clean the tip with a damp sponge or tip tinner / cleaner. There is an accompanying video tutorial, the tip cleaning guide is just part of wider collection of tutorials on using soldering irons.