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Circuit Crafting Master Class IV: Surface Mount

The prototypes from Session Three aren't complete - they need drilling, routing, and a handful of components. In the final session, you finish the job by populating the PCB's and making them functional!

You'll use high-speed carbide bits to drill holes and vias, and a cutting jig to slice apart your PCB panel. Then you'll use the MakerBar's reflow oven to solder surface-mount parts and finish the rest by hand. You'll also learn how to cheaply and easily acquire the right tool set for your shop.

You'll take home complete and functional prototypes, as well as all the files to professionally manufacture a small run!

It's recommended to sign up for the entire course - pay $220 and you will automatically enroll in the other three sessions! MakerBar members pay only a $60 materials fee for the entire course!

About the Course:

This professional-grade four-part series arms you with everything you need to rapidly prototype circuit projects. Follow along and prototype the Goof Button, a fun and usable desktop toy.

To participate, you must be a proficient solderer, have some electronics knowledge, and have a Mac, Windows, or Linux laptop that can install software.

Because dangerous techniques will be used, minors must be accompanied by participating adults. Comprehensive safety measures are part of the training.

This Master Class is taught by Zack Freedman, a professional prototype designer and MakerBar cofounder.

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  • Luke K.

    A really interesting class regardless of your prior experience with electronics. Zack does a good job of connecting with all of the class members.

    1 · August 25, 2013

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Additional notes: Important warning: $15 of each class' price is a materials fee that is not refundable. We can't return the materials, sorry!

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