This is my first time ever soldering and doing this type of work, so I don’t know if this next statement is true or not, but I think I’ve gone beyond the point of return on my current kit
I put the regulator in the wrong way because my board is arranged differently than the tutorial. The regulator in the tutorial is placed well away from the 12c port. My regulator slots seemed to be too close to the 12c port, so I thought maybe I’m suppose to spin the regulator around on my board to fit it in. After seeing some completed projects I’ve realized that I should have put it in the correct way and the bent the piece down a little bit to fit it into the space.
So I attempted to undo my mistake by trying to remove the solder without the suction tool or copper wick… I’ve made a pretty big mess. The solder won’t even melt anymore. I’m definitely going to need a new regulator… Do I have to buy another kit in order to retry? I’m not sure if this is salvageable, but it was fun while it lasted