SparkFun will be closing early at 3:30 Friday 5/27 and remain closed Monday for Memorial Day (5/30). Orders placed after 2pm MT on Friday (5/27) will process and ship out on Tuesday (5/31).
This is a reminder that on April 28th, 2012, SparkFun is hosting our inaugural soldering competition! We will be gathering at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids in Longmont for a day of intense competition - and we want you there!
The event will take place at Oskar Blues, who have kindly given us their support and will be providing us with access to their large back patio area for the competition. Note: this will take place OUTSIDE. This event will happen rain or shine, so be prepared!
The competition will go like this - Up to 100 contestants will be competing in 4 heats of 25, starting at high noon on Saturday, April 28th. From the 4 heats we will take the 16 fastest times and move those skilled few into our Sweet 16 round. From the sweet 16 will emerge the 8 fastest times. Those Elite 8 will then compete in the final round to determine who walks away with Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Medalist will also receive prizes for their great work!
For each round of the competition contestants will be soldering up a kit available on our website. These are the kits:
First round (4 heats of 25) - Simon PTH Kit
Second Round (Sweet 16) - BigTime Watch Kit
For the final round, will be using a more advance kit that will be revealed on the day of the competition. In addition, there will be a kids' heat for the first 25 who sign up that day. It's going to be a blast!
If you plan to attend just as a spectator please register on our EventBrite page to give us a better idea of how many people to expect. We also encourage you to show up to compete even if all 100 spots are reserved in the event that 1 or more contestants don't show. Thank you for your attention and we hope to see you out there! Contestants, reserve your spot today! Hope to see you there!