The Pi T-Cobbler is supplied in 4 parts (plus a ribbon cable to connect it to the Raspberry Pi) which require soldering together; the PCB, the 26 pin IDC header and two 13 pin connectors .
Soldering the item is quite simple.
Fit the pin headers first, so that you can hold them flat on the desk while you solder.
It is helpful to solder one pin on each end and then check that everything is flat, level and nicely aligned).
Check carefully for any joints which have too little solder, or any which may have too much joining pins together.
There are lots of pins to solder, but it is great soldering practise since it is only plastic which will melt if you over heat it (rather than the risk of damaging components). Just take a little bit of care since it can be a little small and fiddly to hold, and the pins will stay hot.
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