The Fault-Finder's Dream Kit V1

Last updated January 17, 2024

Introducing the Ultimate Soldering Experience: The Fault-Finder's Dream Kit!

Are you ready to elevate your soldering skills to a whole new level? Look no further our Educational Practice Soldering Board is designed to not only enhance your soldering prowess but also transform you into a fault-finding maestro! Get ready to embark on an educational journey that's both challenging and immensely rewarding.

Unleash Your Creativity with 8 Jumper Pads:

Our soldering board comes equipped with 8 strategically placed jumper pads, each presenting a unique challenge. Deliberately induce faults and tackle them head-on using your trusty basic multimeter. This hands-on approach ensures you not only learn to solder flawlessly but also develop the essential skill of fault identification a must-have for any electronics enthusiast.

Dive into the World of the 555 LED Flasher Circuit:

Your kit includes a thrilling project a 555 LED flasher circuit featuring not one, but two banks of two flashing LEDs each, accompanied by a power light. Imagine the satisfaction of watching your creation come to life! This simple yet engaging project allows you to witness the magic of electronics in action, all powered by a convenient PP3 9Volt battery.

Advantages of Practicing Soldering:

  1. Precision and Perfection: Master the art of soldering with our kit, honing your skills to achieve precision and perfection in your projects.
  2. Versatility: Whether you're a beginner or an experienced hobbyist, our kit offers a versatile learning platform suitable for all skill levels.
  3. Confidence Building: Gain confidence as you conquer each soldering challenge, setting the stage for tackling more complex projects in the future.

Advantages of Practicing Fault Finding:

  1. Critical Thinking: Sharpen your critical thinking skills by identifying and troubleshooting faults in a controlled environment.
  2. Real-world Application: The ability to diagnose and repair faults is a valuable skill in various industries, making you an asset in the real world.
  3. Problem-Solving Mastery: Become a problem-solving maestro as you systematically approach and conquer faults, boosting your troubleshooting abilities.

Why Choose Our Educational Practice Soldering Board?

  1. Comprehensive Learning: From soldering techniques to fault finding strategies, our kit provides a comprehensive educational experience.
  2. Quality Components: Crafted with top-quality materials, the kit ensures durability and reliability for repeated use.
  3. Fun and Engaging: Transform learning into an exciting adventure with our captivating LED flasher circuit turning education into entertainment.

Elevate your electronics journey today! Order our Educational Practice Soldering Board now and watch your skills soar to new heights. Unleash your inner engineer and master the art of soldering and fault finding like never before!



To begin, carefully identify all components and solder them into their designated positions following the schematic. Once you've successfully installed the alternating flashing LEDs, you can introduce a challenge by bridging one of the SJ (Short Jumper) pads with solder to simulate a short-circuit fault condition. Your task is to locate and resolve this simulated fault.

It's crucial to emphasize that only one SJ jumper should be bridged at any given time to prevent potential permanent damage. Exercise caution and enjoy the learning process!



As you embark on this soldering and fault-finding adventure, consider a few hints and tips to enhance your experience.

First and foremost, ensure your soldering iron is at the optimal temperature, allowing for clean and efficient solder joints.

Take your time when soldering, maintaining a steady hand to avoid unintended bridges between components. Additionally, inspect your work periodically to catch any potential errors early on. When troubleshooting faults, use your multimeter judiciously, starting with the basics and systematically progressing to more complex investigations.

Don't hesitate to seek guidance from online resources or fellow enthusiasts if you encounter challenges.

Lastly, embrace the learning process with patience and persistence – each challenge is an opportunity to refine your skills and deepen your understanding of electronics.

Happy soldering!



All components are included within the kit with exception of the battery.

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Check your results below and see if you are correct with your diagnostics. No cheating! :)

Click on the links below to reveal the solutions:

Solution SJ1.
NE555 short across pins 6 & 7.

Solution SJ2.
LED1 short-circuited.

Solution SJ3.
Q2 base to LED2 cathode.

Solution SJ4.
Q1 base to LED1 anode.

Solution SJ5.
C1 short-circuited.

Solution SJ6
LED5 short-circuited.

Solution SJ7.
NE555 pin 6/7 shorted to 0V.

Solution SJ8.
Q2 base shorted to NE555 pin 6.