Learn surface mount soldering

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Learn Surface Mount Soldering with Sparkfun[edit | edit source]

Sparkfun surface mount version of Simon Says kit

What: Learn Surface Mount Soldering Workshop
When: Monday, 22-October, 6:45pm to 9:45pm
Where: Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station).
     Map: Getting_Here
Who: Anyone with some soldering experience, ages 15 on up.
Cost: Instruction is free!
     $20 for the surface mount version of the Sparkfun Simon Says kit (that's a 20% discount from their normal cost of $25 on their website).
Max #: 25 participants -- This workshop will fill up, so please come early!
Instructor: Jeff Branson of Sparkfun

Description[edit | edit source]


This workshop is Sparkfun's very popular course that teaches SMD soldering to anyone who thinks they can't possibly solder those little pins. This will be a hands-on workshop where the students learn techniques to help them solder surface mount components. There is a minimum age requirement of 15 years old, and it is highly recommended that you have a strong background in soldering, as basic soldering skills will not be covered. It is also highly recommended that you be comfortable with soldering, although you don't need to be an expert.

Prerequisites[edit | edit source]

Though Hole Soldering (Intro to Soldering) or equivalent (which you can get any Monday night at Noisebridge's Circuit_Hacking_Mondays Circuit Hacking Monday). This SMD workshop also requires participants have the physical dexterity to hold a soldering iron (equivalent of a heavy pencil) and solder (thin wire) steady with both hands and tweezers.