Solarbotics’ soldering summary

Solarbotics’ soldering summary

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MZ_MAKEcation_CampCounselorBadge1.gifDave Hrynkiw, who runs Solarbotics and HVW Technologies, is our virtual Camp Counselor for “Teach Your Family to Solder” week. One of the things I love about Solarbotics’ kits is that they always have excellent, and funny, documentation. Each of these instruction booklets includes the brief soldering tutorial posted above. Really, that’s all the basics you need to know. We’ll have more detailed tutorials, tips, videos, etc, throughout the week, but armed only with this “quick reference card” and the basic tools, as outlined in my Toolbox column, you’d have what you need to solder successfully. If you’re going to be teaching people how to solder, print out the above and have it on-hand for your students.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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