I know there are a few readers are into circuit bending so I thought I’d ask a favour of you. Could anyone recommend some good links for forums / groups where I can get advice and help without feeling like too much of a newbie?

Also, if anyone can suggest any good soldering irons for a beginner that would be really helpful.



  1. Massively late response…sorry..http://www.getlofi.com/ for inspiration, schematics and the latest on the US bending scenehttp://www.cementimental.com/links.htmlA massive collection of links well worth spending some time onhttp://www.anti-theory.com/The home of Reed Ghazala the father of bending…with a good tutorial sectionhttp://www.circuitbenders.co.uk/forum/Uk based forum.. pretty friendly and definately into sharing bends/experience rather than keeping secrets!On a soldering score I would buy a relatively cheap one..you want a small one that you hold like a pen not a soldering gun)around 15-25 watt with replaceable tips..I have a pretty cheap amdek one in my collection that I would reccomend as a beginners iron. General tips for soldering are available all over the web…but I would reccomend getting something like an old computer mother board and practice soldering wires to different bits of it so that you get good and accurate on a none essential bit of kit.

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