Lighthouse Beginner Soldering Kit

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor, so start learning how to solder with this kit! With this Lighthouse soldering kit you will be able to learn the basics and some intermediate skills of soldering by being able to assemble an Isophase lighthouse! Each Lighthouse kit takes about 10-20min to assemble with basic soldering materials (not included). Fear not all you lovers of Lovecraft and occulting lighthouses, by changing the value of the resistors you can change the flashing pattern!

Every Lighthouse Beginner Soldering Kit includes one lighthouse PCB and base, a CR2032 battery holder, four resistors, two NPN transistors, two capacitors, a power switch and a single white LED for the lighthouse light!. All you need to supply (besides a soldering iron and solder) is a CR2032 coin cell battery since it is not included to make shipping easier.

Note: Since this product is a kit, assembly and a basic knowledge of soldering will be required. The Lighthouse soldering kit does not come pre-assembled.

  • 1x Lighthouse PCB
  • 1x Stand PCB
  • 1x White LED
  • 1x 220 Ohm Resistor
  • 1x 82k Ohm Resistor
  • 2x 220k Ohm Resistors
  • 2x 2N3904 NPN Transistors
  • 2x 10uF Capacitors
  • 1x Power Switch
  • 1x CR2032 Battery Holder

Lighthouse Beginner Soldering Kit Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

2 Soldering

Skill Level: Rookie - The number of pins increases, and you will have to determine polarity of components and some of the components might be a bit trickier or close together. You might need solder wick or flux.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Good excercise for beginners

I made an activity for a group of 20 middle and high school kids to solder the light-house kit.

They were very excited. It was easy and straight forward. We finished the project in under 3 hours.

Some of them made some mistakes like soldering the capacitors in the opposite polarity etc. they learnt how to correct their mistakes.

It worked very well.

Thank you