DIY Kits for Soldering Practice

If you want to practice soldering before embarking on your microphone build, there are plenty of inexpensive DIY projects out there to help you improve your skills. From building your own motorized mini car to a radio or oscilloscope, here are a few of our favorites—and they’re all available on Amazon.

Learn to Solder Kit: Jitterbug

The perfect kit if you’ve never soldered in your life. Made in California, this bug will jitter and come to life upon a successful build.

Learn to Solder Kit: Jitterbug

WEmake FM Radio DIY Soldering Kit with Tools

Build your own FM radio while improving your soldering skills with this FM radio kit by WEmake. It even includes a few accessories like a soldering iron, side cutters, safety glasses, and lead-free solder. That’s a lot of inclusions for a kit that’s under $25, but we’d still recommend upgrading to higher quality tools if you decide to pursue other DIY projects.

WEmake FM Radio DIY Soldering Kit with Tools | Soldering Iron | Side Cutters | Safety Glasses | Lead Free Solder | Great Stem Project

DIY Soldering Project Retro Game Kit

This neat little kit is great because there aren’t many components you need to install, and at the end you have a nifty handheld retro electronic game device that features five classic games—Tetris, Snakes, Race Cars, Space Invaders, and Slot Machines. Since it can be powered by either USB or AAA batteries, it can come with you when you’re on the go.

DIY Soldering Project Game Kit Retro Classic Electronic Soldering Kit with 5 Retro Classic Games and Acrylic Case, Idea for STEM High School Family Education Friends by Etoput

Smart Car DIY Practice Kit

For $10, this self-driving car kit is very, very fun. After you’ve completed your build, lay down some black tape or paint a black track and watch your car drive itself around. It has a fair number of components. Chances are, if you can build this kit successfully, you can likely build the DA 87i DIY Kit too.

WHDTS Practice Soldering Learning Electronics Kit Smart Car Soldering Project Kits Line Following Robot Kids DIY Electronics Education School Competition W/English Manual

DIY Oscilloscope Kit

Build your own digital oscilloscope! We like this kit because it has a lot of different component types for you to practice on. If you end up doing a bunch of DIY audio projects, this oscilloscope (although inexpensive) may end up coming in handy.

kuman DSO 138 DIY Oscilloscope Kit Opening Source 2.4″ TFT 1MSPS Digital Oscilloscope Kit with DIY Parts & Probe, Handheld Pocket Sized 13803K, SMD pre-soldered