Class #11254, Course #361
Learn to Solder
Soldering is a basic skill for assembling any project that involves electrical or electronic components. The good news is that it’s not hard to learn, and anyone can do it!
In this class, we will begin with an interactive discussion about soldering, along with some slides covering a bit of theory about how we use heat to make good, solid, long lasting connections. Questions are encouraged. We will examine some Do’s and Don’ts in soldering electronics, and then get right into soldering a small project, with instructors to coach you, and answer any questions.
The discussion lasts for around an hour and the coach will be available for at least another hour, but you can stay and work on your project as long as you like.
Participants can choose from one of the following kits:
- Flickery Flame Soldering Kit (Perfect for Halloween, or just for fun)*
- Breadboard Voltage Regulator Kit (Useful if you’re making electronics projects)
- The Solarbotics Learn to Solder Kit (Basic, but has pretty flashing lights!)
(We may from time to time have other options available, like the Make Robot, or the ENTS Rocket). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two days before the class to select your option. Participants who do not specify will be supplied with an available kit of our choice.)
We will primarily be using Protospace’s Soldering/Rework stations (https://www.gqelectronicsllc.com/comersus/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4432), but to make sure everyone can work efficiently, the instructors will bring similar soldering stations. If you have your own soldering iron/station, you should bring it to learn your own tools.
Note: because of limited number of soldering stations, space in electronics, and kits supplied, seats may not be held. You must pay to be registered. Drop-ins and late payments will not be able to participate.
Presented by: Barrie D