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Learn how to do SMD soldering in our upcoming workshop!
Just a heads-up: Friday January 11, 2013 is our favorite day of the year, Inventory Day. That means we’ll all be busy counting every IC, wire, and switch we have in stock, so orders won’t be going out that day. Our apologies for the inconvenience!
The first time I tried surface mount device soldering, I had just started at SparkFun and decided to take a kit home with me. When I got home, I set up my table with my Simon Kit, my dusty old soldering iron, and was ready to go. When I opened the kit, I realized I had mistakenly gotten the SMD version, when I had really meant to pick up the through-hole version. No worries, I thought - I got this. Without boring you with the details, it did not end well.
Later, I signed up for a SparkFun SMD workshop and was shocked that when you know the tips and tricks for doing surface mount work, it’s really not that hard. Which brings me to the point of today’s post (yes there is one!) - one week from today (January 16, 2013) we are hosting an SMD Simon Soldering Workshop. In this class, which takes place at SparkFun HQ and goes from 6 p.m. until ~10 p.m., you’ll learn the in’s and out’s of surface mount soldering. You’ll leave with not only a working Simon Says game, but the skills to do surface mount work like a pro.
Sign up over at Learn.SparkFun.com today. Hope to see you there!