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Description: If you've never soldered before, this is the class for you! We've been teaching soldering a lot over the past few years - now you can learn to solder while putting together an Arduino Compatible board. This course teaches through-hole soldering and is recommended for the true beginner. This will be a hands-on class where the students learn techniques to help them solder through-hole components. Soldering can be daunting for the first solder joint, then the 2nd solder joint is not so bad, and by the time you've assembled the PTH Arduino Compatible board, you will be quite confident and proficient in basic soldering skills. You can then use your new Arduino Compatible board to create almost any physical computing project you can think of!
Classes take place within SparkFun. We provide all the tools, irons, solder, parts, and seats for 20 to 30 students. You'll be soldering the Arduino Compatible PTH Kit. By the end of the night, you will have a functioning Arduino Compatible Board to take home and embed in your project.
There is a minimum age requirement of 8 years old, but other than that, anyone is encouraged to sign up. We teach people all the time with no previous soldering experience! And if you know your way around an iron, we can also show you some advanced tips and tricks (flux, wicking, hot-air rework, etc).
We scheduled the class within the end of the workday so that you can beat traffic. Class starts promptly at 6PM! Class takes around 1 to 2 hours to complete.
Note: Class registration is fully refundable until Wednesday, January 11th, at 5:00pm MST. Please call to do so. If you wish to cancel after that time, or miss the workshop for any reason, we will transfer the amount you paid to SparkFun store credit, but cannot issue refunds. Thanks for your understanding!
Prerequisites: None! Just bring you. The class price includes the cost of the PTH Arduino Compatible board.
What to bring: Maybe a bite to eat. The class can run to 7:30 or 8PM. SparkFun will provide all the tools, irons and solder.
Date: January 18, 2012
Time: 6PM to around 7:30PM
Instructors: Lindsay, Casey, Chris, Pamela, Matt