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[SparkFun] SMD Soldering with Simon
Monday, October 15, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Somerville, United States
The SMD Soldering Class is SparkFun's popular course that teaches Surface Mount Device (SMD) soldering to anyone who thinks they can't possibly solder those little pins. This will be a hands-on class where the students learn techniques to help them solder surface mount components.
This class is designed for those already comfortable with operating a soldering iron who are looking to refine their technique for application to SMD components.
You'll be soldering together an Simon SMD Kit. By the end of the night, you'll have a functioning game to take home to your friends!
There is a minimum age requirement of 15 years old, and it is highly recommended that you have a strong background in soldering, as basic soldering skills will not be covered. You don't need to be an expert. If you do know your way around an iron, we may even be able to show you some advanced tips and tricks (flux, wicking, hot-air rework, etc).
Participants will build and take away a Simon SMD Kit. Artisan’s Asylum will provide all the tools, irons and solder.
What to Bring:
Monday October 15th, 7-10 PM
Lindsay Craig is an Educational Outreach Coordinator for SparkFun. Lindsay has taught technology for eleven years to students ranging from age two to PhD. He has taught topics including rudimentary programming, animation (3D and 2D), game design, video and sound editing, soldering in many forms, sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, wireless networks as well as other overarching prototyping skills, at universities, festivals, and conferences across the continent. Lindsay was nominated for Colorado Top Tech Teacher in 2009 and co-founded SparkFun Electronics’ Department of Education in 2011. The National Center for OpenSource and Education presented his free educational material at the FOSSEd and OSCON conferences in 2011. At SparkFun Electronics Lindsay has taught eight-year-olds and PhDs side by side so no matter what your skill level you will take a lot away from this workshop.
When & Where
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.