Windcheetah
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Soldering with only left arm.

Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:19 pm

Hi everyone, I have been run down by a transit van while on my bicycle.
This caused me to have no feeling or movement in my right hand.

The question is, has anyone mastered soldering with 1 arm/hand??

Pi's are topps!!!!
Martin
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mikronauts
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Re: Soldering

Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:29 pm

Sorry to hear about your accident!

1) Look for pcb holders http://ca.mouser.com/Tools-Supplies/Too ... /_/N-11uop

2) buy/make some sort of "solder pen" that you can hold/direct with your mouth http://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en ... ND/2177387

3) get some safety glasses

4) ideally also get a fume extractor
Windcheetah wrote:Hi everyone, I have been run down by a transit van while on my bicycle.
This caused me to have no feeling or movement in my right hand.

The question is, has anyone mastered soldering with 1 arm/hand??

Pi's are topps!!!!
Martin
http://Mikronauts.com - home of EZasPi, RoboPi, Pi Rtc Dio and Pi Jumper @Mikronauts on Twitter
Advanced Robotics, I/O expansion and prototyping boards for the Raspberry Pi

gregeric
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Re: Soldering

Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:41 pm

Hi Windcheetah. As well as the above, maybe it's worth trying soldering paste instead of solder. Apply a blob of paste to the joint, then pick up your iron & melt it.

Windcheetah
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Re: Soldering

Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:20 pm

Thanks loads for the suggestions.
Martin
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KMyers
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Re: Soldering

Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:16 pm

Sorry about your accident. I was also in an accident in 2004, hit and run type. Was an RF engineer who liked to build things (solder). Was very difficult to solder using one hand. I find the most help comes from holding the board secure with tape, using a magnifying lite and smallest solder. I can do it but it takes much longer then before. Also if you can get a variable temp iron.

Good luck keep soldering! :D

Ken N8SYG

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Re: Soldering

Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:44 pm

Hi Windcheetah. Sorry to hear about the accident. gregeric's suggestion is what I've been using for a while. Had a little issue after a fall climbing in Scotland in 1987. Been soldering with mouth and left had hand since then, until I found soldering paste.
gregeric wrote:Hi Windcheetah. As well as the above, maybe it's worth trying soldering paste instead of solder. Apply a blob of paste to the joint, then pick up your iron & melt it.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is - Isaac Asimov

Windcheetah
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Re: Soldering

Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:41 am

Thanks very much for your thoughts, I think I'll give the solder paste a shot.
Martin
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