Hi, I'm just getting into electronics as a hobby, and I find all of this extremely interesting. I purchased this LED flashing heart kit as a present for my girlfriend and am in the process of soldering everything. I think I may have run into a problem, however. While soldering on one of the transistors the solder from the transistor's pad streamed together with the solder from an adjacent pad. I know this can cause a short circuit, however the pads are so close together I think maybe the pads are meant to be soldered together to complete the circuit. I know next to nothing about PCB and was hoping maybe someone on this forum could shed some light on my predicament. This is more or less a novelty gift for my girl, so it's gotta be perfect
. I also consider it my warm up for the soldering I'll do when I get into robotics later on.
Finally, if the run together is a problem, what's the best solution? I have a basic desoldering pump, but I can't seem to get these pads to separate now.