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Introduction to Soldering: Conway's Game of Life

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Somerville, United States

Introduction to Soldering: Conway's Game of Life

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This registration fee includes a $35 materials fee to cover the cost of electronics kits and consumables for the class.
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Have you ever wanted to assemble your own electronic circuits from scratch? Come to Artisan's Asylum and learn how to solder by building two 16-LED arrays that play Conway's Game of Life autonomously! The class will consist of demonstrations of good soldering technique, discussion of how to identify poor solder joints, and lots of hands-on practice. Students will each build two Conway's Game of Life kits with the help of the instructor. These kits will require students to solder resistors, LEDs, integrated circuit sockets, buttons, and other electronic components to a printed circuit board carefully, and will form a good basis for all other soldering skills. 

Class Goals:

Students will come out with the ability to do basic through hole soldering.



Materials Provided:

Two kits per student will be provided. The kits in question are from Adafruit, and can be found here. The cost of the kits are included in the registration fee.

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Instructor Biography:

Tom Brendlinger is an electrical and computer engineer who has worked in a variety of area robotics companies. On the side, he dabbles in mad science, mad engineering, mad fabrication, mad sailing, mad brewing and a wide variety of other mad fields.

Event Time:

Saturday, February 2, 1PM - 3PM

Have questions about Introduction to Soldering: Conway's Game of Life? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.


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