Class Reminder!


I believe there is an ancient saying that goes something like, "Give a man a soldered board and he will prototype for a day. Teach a man to solder and he will build some really awesome stuff." That, you could say, is the inspiration behind our soldering classes. We want to help people get going in the world of electronics so they can start creating projects on their own. It's also the genesis of products like the ProtoSnap - we're looking to help people get started by removing the barriers to electronics success. To get to the point - we have two soldering classes coming up!

The first is the PTH Soldering Class coming up on August 22nd, 2011 from 6 pm to around 7:30 pm. This class is our most basic soldering class and will cover the standard tips, tricks, and techniques to complete beginner PTH (plated through-hole) soldering. By the end of the class, attendees will take home one of our Simon PTH kits that they assembled!

The second class is our SMD Soldering Class that will take place on September 8th, 2011 from 6 to around 8 pm. This class focuses on the more advanced surface mount device (SMD) soldering. At the end of the class, you'll take home your very own Simon SMD kit! Hope to see you at one (or both) of these classes!


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  • I like the ancient saying “Build a man a fire and he’ll be warm for a day.
    Set a man on fire and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.”

  • well… I live in Central America so it’s kinda tough for me to get there… however… I was wondering if there’d be a way to see the class online? Or maybe a video afterwards with the tips and all? I can solder a bit, but I’m about to start a major project and I don’t want to be burning IC’s :S

    • Kurt, I read and watched the Sparkfun surface mount pages and videos online and was able to get enough information to start doing my own boards with the hot plate method. It’s not as hard as you think.

    • Hi Kurt, you can find the video for assembling the Simon here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOhDPSbQH-o, the Department of Education is working on getting a video system in place for our classes, unfortunately there are a lot of logistics to consider. Fortunately all the interest keeps us motivated!

    • @LC thnx a lot!!! I’ll be waiting for some more vids :) in the mean time: practice makes perfect! (with cheap IC’s lol)
      @dustinandrews thnx bro! I haven’t tried soldering using the hot plate method, but I’ll look for more tutorials :) I’ll give it a shot! :D


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