I did however manage to start the soldering process. To get acquainted with my new soldering iron (FX-888 from Hakko) It was best to start with something simple - like soldering the "legs"/headers onto the Polulu stepper drivers.
|After a couple of solder joints I could use the clamp. Please|
excuse the lousy solder joints - still figuring this out.
These drivers are pretty small and light so it's a bit hard to get them soldered since you can't really hold them without attaching the headers first. Kind of a chicken and egg problem ;)
|Using the Ramps board to hold the Polulu board.|