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:


In the Maker Shed:


Learn to Solder kit
Comes with a 30w soldering iron, wire cutters, and a soldering practice kit.