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.
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.
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.
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.
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.