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- A power socket to connect your soldering Iron (unless you are using a battery powerd iron.
 
- A power socket to connect your soldering Iron (unless you are using a battery powerd iron.
  
- If you are soldering as part of a class or course, follw the instructions of your instructor.
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- If you are soldering as part of a class or course, follow the instructions of your instructor.
  
 
== Precautions ==
 
== Precautions ==

Revision as of 11:48, 19 September 2018

Prerequisites

You will require at least the following before starting:

- An official DIYIR kit

- Soldering iron & iron cleaner(sponge or similar). As most of the components are relatively small, most soldering irons will do & high powered professional soldering irons are not required.

- Solder with integrated flux

- Tin the tip of the soldering iro before starting.

- Experience with soldering or instruction on how to solder. Do not attempt this project, until you have appropriate skils or are under sirect supervision.

- A desk, table or bench on which to assemble the module. To protect the surface cover with suiteable material.

- Online access to these instructions or a printout to follow.

- A power socket to connect your soldering Iron (unless you are using a battery powerd iron.

- If you are soldering as part of a class or course, follow the instructions of your instructor.

Precautions

Soldering irons can reach very high temperatures and can burn your skin, damage property or lead to a fire if handled incorrectly. Where possible wear protective glasses and ensure your area is properly ventilated and well lighted.

General approach

We suggest to populate the PCB in the order of smaller/lower profile components first, gradually progressing to the larger/higher profile components. If you are unsure as to the best approach to soldering a particular component, please refer to the numerous turorials available on Youtube.

Component identification

Step 1 Solder the 6 resistors to the PCB in the following order - R2, R3, R4, r5, R6, R7. R1 is not included in the kit and is only relevant for advanced users who want ot increase the IR power even more. This should not be required in 99%= of cases. Contact us directly before you attempt this.