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Monday, March 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Come learn how to solder at hacklab.to, your local hacker hangout! Lessons are free.
Soldering is a process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting and flowing a filler metal into the joint. In electronics, it's often used to electrically and physically connect electrical components (ICs, resistors, capacitors, etc) to PCBs (printed circuit boards, those flat green things you see in your computer).
We will have a bunch of things you can build (electronics kits) on hand to choose from:
- bliplace sound reactive pendant kit ($10)
- Trippy RGB Wave kit, responds to movement ($10)
- TV-be-Gone remote control kit ($20)
- Truth Kit galvanic skin response bracelet ($50)
- North Paw compass anklet kit ($149)
Or bring your own! No prior experience necessary. Most kits can be completed in less than an hour even by beginners. Class starts at 7pm, stay as little or as long as you like.
Due to limited desk space (and limited number of soldering irons), please RSVP.
Non-beginners welcome as well: come get help with your project. The instructor has experience with surface mount soldering, circuit debugging, schematics and layout in Eagle, micro-controller programming, etc.
When & Where
Hacklab.to - Eric Boyd
HackLab.TO is a community space with a diverse membership, including artists, computer programmers, web designers, and hardware hackers. It is inspired by the philosophies of the global hackerspaces movement which encourages people to socialize, share knowledge, and work together on their projects. Newcomers are welcome every Tuesday evening at our Tuesday Open House.
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