In case you need any more encouragement to learn how to solder (or want to bone up on your craft), Hack-a-Day has a really nice tut (the Grand Guru of Hardware Hackerdom himself Forrest M. Mims III even chimed in a good word in the comments).

How-To: Introduction to soldering – Link
Followup: Soldering How-To – Link


  • Soldering Tutorial – Make Video Podcast – Link
  • Soldering Tutorial PDF – Link
  • It’s Learn to Solder Month! – Link