You'll use a needle and to stitch up the circuit.
Sharp scissors are a must! You'll also need a long ruler, some tailor's chalk, and a seam ripper.
You will need a good quality basic multimeter that can measure voltage and continuity.
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Don't forget to learn how to use your multimeter too!
Any entry level 'all-in-one' soldering iron that you might find at your local hardware store should work. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for.
Upgrading to a higher end soldering iron setup, like the Hakko FX-888 that we stock in our store, will make soldering fun and easy.
Do not use a "ColdHeat" soldering iron! They are not suitable for delicate electronics work and can damage the Flora (see here).
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You will want rosin core, 60/40 solder. Good solder is a good thing. Bad solder leads to bridging and cold solder joints which can be tough to find.
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This guide was first published on Feb 27, 2013. It was last updated on Feb 27, 2013.
This page (Tools & Supplies) was last updated on Jul 14, 2020.