Beautiful soldering shouldn't be ignored. Make your circuits look pretty because you never know who will be looking.
Some readers of EE Times may feel that soldering is a lost art. We've discussed soldering, and the decline of skilled solderers, at great length.
This video serves as a reminder and helpful guide on getting some very aesthetically pleasing solder results. Remember, you're not just soldering parts onto a board, you're making a presentation! Even if your solder points are hidden in an enclosure, you never know when some crazy person like me will come along and open it up, snap pictures of the insides, and share them with the world, just for kicks.
Sit back and watch Saar Drimer from Boldport.com show us how he makes his soldering look so good. If your PCBs generally looked as good as the projects on Boldport, such as the one shown below, you'd want your soldering to look good as well!
"Piece of" is an open source board which can be found here.
Have you got any tips for beautiful soldering? Let's hear them in the comments.