When it comes to DIY electronics, one of the tasks that many people fear is soldering. Compared to circuits 20 years ago, soldering today seems more complicated. Packages are getting smaller and through-hole components are replaced by SMD components. Professional electronics producers use special reflow ovens to solder all components simultaneously. There are some projects to build reflow ovens for DIY use, but most people still use soldering irons. Can you solder SMD components with a normal soldering station? Yes, you can!
Dave from the EEVBlog has some nice tutorials on soldering. Check out his videos: