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Don’t miss the second episode of Make: Live, the new streaming show and tell from MAKE. Join hosts Becky Stern and Matt Richardson as we connect metal things together through soldering! Guests Limor “Ladyada” Fried and Marc de Vinck will show us how, talk to us about their projects, and take your questions. Please join us in the UStream chat or mark tweets with #makelive to interact live with the show.

We’ll also be giving away a fabulous prize from Digi-Key to one chat member who can solve our photo challenge. Make: Live is every other Wednesday, broadcasting in HD from New York City. We’ll be archiving clips from each show to our YouTube channel and iTunes podcast.

Make: Live 02 – The Soldering Episode
Wednesday February 9th, 9pm ET/6pm PT
Watch at makezine.com/live or on UStream
With guests!

Limor “Ladyada” Fried – Soldering demo and MintyBoost

Solder sorceress and Adafruit Industries founder Limor Fried will join us in-studio for a soldering demo featuring the MintyBoost kit.


Marc de Vinck – Electronic Merit Badge

Maker Shed product developer Marc de Vinck developed the popular learn-to-solder badge you may have seen at Maker Faire, where you can learn to solder for $1 in the Maker Shed, then show off your new skill.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gareth-Branwyn/540057072 Gareth Branwyn

    Can’t wait to see this episode. A nice way to cap off our month of Electronics Skill Set content.

    • http://mattrichardson.com/ Matt Richardson

      I can’t wait either! I have a lot to learn about soldering properly! Now that I have my nice new fancy soldering iron, I’m ready to learn!

    • http://mattrichardson.com/ Matt Richardson

      I can’t wait either! I have a lot to learn about soldering properly! Now that I have my nice new fancy soldering iron, I’m ready to learn!

    • http://mattrichardson.com/ Matt Richardson

      I can’t wait either! I have a lot to learn about soldering properly! Now that I have my nice new fancy soldering iron, I’m ready to learn!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gareth-Branwyn/540057072 Gareth Branwyn

        What did you get?

        • http://mattrichardson.com/ Matt Richardson

          A Hakko 936. Compared to my old generic cheap iron, this one makes it incredibly easy to make good solder joints.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559697102 James F. Kelly

            That’s the exact same iron that was recommended to me by ACK Electronics here in Atlanta – I have to wait for my birthday in April, but I could really use it today.

          • http://mattrichardson.com/ Matt Richardson

            You’ll love it for sure, James. It’ll be well worth the wait. I hope you’ll tune in for Make: Live next week.

          • Anonymous

            It would be great to upgrade my $5 (or less, i got it on sale for $3) harborfreight iron… but at least they’re so cheap that if I break one I can get a new one easy. Its better than using a not-so-greatly rated “The Source” iron… I do wish it had a finer tip though.. i think i know what to ask for my b-day- that or electronics giftcards..

          • Anonymous

            It would be great to upgrade my $5 (or less, i got it on sale for $3) harborfreight iron… but at least they’re so cheap that if I break one I can get a new one easy. Its better than using a not-so-greatly rated “The Source” iron… I do wish it had a finer tip though.. i think i know what to ask for my b-day- that or electronics giftcards..

  • Anonymous

    woah comments are up. First of all great job moving the site around- looks great and only has a few bugs- second of all too bad ill miss it cause i really want to see what the “mysterious prize from digikey” is :)

  • Anonymous

    woah comments are up. First of all great job moving the site around- looks great and only has a few bugs- second of all too bad ill miss it cause i really want to see what the “mysterious prize from digikey” is :)

  • http://sternlab.org Becky Stern

    Niiice comments are working great! Weird (and cool) to see the social media reactions reflected on the page as well.

  • http://sternlab.org Becky Stern

    Niiice comments are working great! Weird (and cool) to see the social media reactions reflected on the page as well.