Desoldering Workshop

So you didn't get the shipping crate full of electronics parts you wanted for Christmas.  Not to fret, because in this workshop we're going to be giving you hands on practice with several desoldering techniques.

Often desoldering something correctly takes more skill than soldering it in the first place.  But like all skills it's something that requires practice.

When I was a kid, I almost always had to salvage electronic components from old circuit boards in order to further my electronics hobby. With some time, and a few burns, I could take something that someone had thrown out and salvaged useful components I then used to make new and cool things. It's a skill I still use today. Often you need that one extra part, and being able to recover it off an old board saves you time and money. It's also something you need to know to fix mistakes you've made. Soldered a chip in backwards? Not a problem. Desoldering to the rescue.

We'll have boards on hand from the SYN Shop "Hack Me" pile, that you'll be able to pull parts off of to help populate our component stock pile, or use in your own projects. Of course if you have your own old electronics you want  to tear apart, it's a great opportunity to do so.

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  • Dante M.

    Please DO run the soldering workshop again!

    January 13, 2014

  • matt p.

    Great FUN! nice to meet you all and I learned a lot!

    1 · January 2, 2014

  • Justin M.

    This is my first workshop since moving here a couple weeks ago. Is there anything I need to bring or do before hand??

    January 2, 2014

  • Pawel S.

    Is there any way you'd be able to Google Hangout me in on a spare laptop or something?

    January 2, 2014

  • Howard O.

    I am available if another instructor is needed. I have my own de-soldering products (wick, sucker, vacuum, etc...) Let me know.

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Frank S

    I'll be working. Really wanted to go to this one. Do you plan to re offer?

    December 29, 2013

    • krux

      If it's popular we can re-run the workshop.

      January 1, 2014

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