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Learn to Solder Class
Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
This is the first class we're offering at the Lab - an introduction to soldering.
This Saturday, at 2:00 PM, we plan on holding a Basic Soldering Class for
anyone who wishes to show up at the Lab. With that said, if for some
strange reason we are swamped, We must give preference for room to
current Lab Members. That is only fair to them.
For anyone who wishes to attend please bring the following if you have
1. Your soldering iron, station, whatever you currently use. PLEASE
DO NOT RUN OUT AND BUY SOMETHING!!! Unless you really want to. There
are the good bad and ugly types of irons to waste money on.
2. Hand Tools. Most soldering hand tools could be classified as side
cutter diagonals or regular diagonals if you don't have those. A
straight pick, tweezers, any heat shinks etc.. Again, don't run out and
buy stuff if you don't have it already.
3. Safety glasses. I am not going to demand that anyone wears a pair;
however, if you do not wear any type of glasses normally ... I suggest
getting a cheap pair. Remember, solder is molten metal. Your eyes do
not like it. Burns to your skin are one thing ... burns to your eyes
are something you more than likely wont recover from.
4. If you have any type of circuit kits or solder breadboards etc..
that you would like to work on, please bring them. If you don't have
anything, please try to snag a cheap one from Radio Shack to play with.
Also, if you have some old components like resistors etc.. drag them
along so you can have something to solder on.
5. Solder. If you have your own type that you are used to working with
bring it. If not, I should have plenty for everyone to play with.
6. Solder wick / Solder sucker. This is something that would be nice
to have, but it is not required. We can pass around what we have.
7. If you have a board vise or any other sort of device that you use to
hold circuit cards etc.. that would make life easier on you. If not, we
will do it old school.
The objective to the course is not to turn everyone into a uber solder
dude but to at least give you some insight and hands on experience to
allow you to enhance your current skill set.