If you've never soldered before, this is the class for you! We've been teaching soldering a lot over the past few years - the Simon PTH kit is a combination of everything we've learned. 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 Simon game, you will be quite confident and proficient in basic soldering skills.
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 Simon PTH Kit. By the end of the night, you will have a functioning game to take home and show off to your friends (we get funny looks all the time).
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 hour to complete.
**Prerequisites: **None! Just bring you. The class price includes the cost of the Simon Kit.
**What to bring: **Maybe a bite to eat. SparkFun will provide all the tools, irons and solder.
Date: March 20th, 2012
Time: 6PM to around 9PM
Instructors: Tyler Talmage, Nick Miranda, Chris Burton, Jacob Mitchell and Brendan Hamilton
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