Don’t forget, we’re giving away a $100 Maker Shed gift certificate to our favorite entry in the “Teach Your Family to Solder” MAKEcation challenge. We’re also giving away five additional prizes (your choice of The Best of MAKE or The Best of Instructables) and some Maker’s Notebooks, so be sure to upload your images and videos to Flickr and YouTube and tag them “MAKEcation.”

All the details about the soldering challenge can be found here.

And, to make them more convenient and cheaper, we’ve put together a special bundle of kits (and some other goodies) for the event:

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The MAKEcation learn to solder bundle is a cool collection of all things blinky. All the kits are easy to solder and each one makes a fun blinky piece of hardware. The bundle also includes our Maker’s Notebook and MAKE, Volume 01, which features a great soldering tutorial. Have fun this summer, teach the family to solder, and flash some LEDs!


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