One of my favorite features of Maker Faire Bay Area was the Maker Shed soldering merit badges and the Learn to Solder tent. It looks like it’s a similar hit in Detroit. Marc de Vinck shares this great Maker Faire moment:
Marc (asking a kid): “Did you learn to solder? Was it fun?”
Kid: “Yeah! Mom, I want solder for Christmas.”
Hear that, Santa? The kids want solder for Christmas!
Do YOU know how to solder yet? It’s a lot easier than you think. We have tons of resources here on MAKE to get you started. Here are a few:
- Teach your family to solder MAKEcation series
- Soldering Tutorial – Make Video Podcast
- Soldering Tutorial PDF
Learn to Solder kit
Comes with a 30w soldering iron, wire cutters, and a soldering practice kit.