Placing the Resistors

[1] Sort the resistors. You have seven 10kΩ resistors, two 1kΩ, and one 3.3kΩ. You can tell the value from the colored bands. Just keep ‘em separated.

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[2] Bend the legs so the resistors will fit in their places.

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[3] I put my board in a PanaVise to keep everything in place. If you find your board sliding around as you try to solder, some Helping Hands or tape might work too.

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[4] Put in the first few 10kΩ resistors. They can point in either direction. Gently bend the leads on the other side of the board to keep them in place.

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[5] Flip the board over and solder the leads to the pads. Remember, great joints are shiny, volcano-shaped, not blobby, and cover both the lead and the pad. Some joints will be harder to solder than others; just continue to add heat until the solder flows smoothly. Never apply solder directly to the tip of the iron.

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[6] Trim down the leads nice and short.

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[7] Solder in the rest of the 10kΩ resistors.

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[8] Solder in the 1kΩ resistors, then the 3.3kΩ resistor. This picture just shows the 1kΩ resistors, but you should add the 3.3kΩ too!

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[9] Make sure all the leads are trimmed nice and short.

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[10] Here’s a closer view of trimmed leads. Notice the shiny joints.

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