Placing the Resistors

[1] Sort the resistors. You have seven 10kΩ resistors, two 1kΩ, and one 4.7kΩ. You can tell the value from the colored bands. Just keep ‘em separated.

Separated Resistors

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

Bended Resistors

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

Helping Hands

[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.

10 KOhm Placement

[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.

Soldered 10K Resistors

[6] Trim down the leads nice and short.

Trimmed Leads

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

10 KOhm Placement

[8] Solder in the 1kΩ resistors, then the 4.7kΩ resistor. This picture just shows the 1kΩ resistors, but you should add the 4.7kΩ too!

Board with Resistors

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

All Leads Trimmed

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

Shiny Joints

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