G’day es HNY
It has been interesting to hear what people use to assemble their SoftRocks.
I have assembled two v6 and one v4, using nothing more than an old Weller TC201 temperature controlled iron, 0.56mm diameter rosin-cored solder and a cheap magnifying visor (plus occasional use of a magnifying glass), plus using Tony’s detailed instructions. Chip caps and SMD ICs are simply held in place with the tip of a forefinger.
The key is to follow Tony’s tips on soldering the components in place and the use of the visor (in conjunction with the magnifying glass). I should add that I am over 50 years old and also wear glasses for reading/under the visor. Once you have soldered a few components in place, you really start to wonder what you were worried about!