Past Meetup

Who's Afraid of Surface-Mount Soldering ?

Hosted by NOVA Makers

Public group

This Meetup is past

5 people went

Price: $45.00 /per person
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Get your Serious Solder-Fu On !

Repairing a Ras-Pi ? Altering an Arduino ? Developing a Drone ? Then this course is for you !


This is a hands-on course for the accidental solderer who now wants to up their game and confront the more gnarly soldering challenges that are now common place today..


You should have at least a little bit of experience soldering. If you've taken our Soldering 101 Class, then you should be good

What You Will Do and Learn

This is a hands-on course limited to 6 students per class. You will be using a combo hot-air / soldering iron workstation. You will receive Surface Mount Device (SMD) Practice Kit. You will be shown methods, tips and tricks for quickly and easily assembling surface mount components.

Methods for debugging and modifying SMD printed circuit boards will be demonstrated.

Typical power wiring for drones will be discussed and demonstrated

Warning: You will be dealing with very small parts

The class will require you to pick up and accurately place parts about the size of a grain of rice. I personally use 2.5x or 3x off-the-shelf reading glasses.

The Fine Print:

• Up to 2 per team, paying once, building 1 kit is fine. Register just once for the class.

• Parent / Child teams are encouraged.

• Kids under 12 may participate if
A) An adult is present
B) The adult is fine sitting next to them while they are wielding a 400+ degree soldering iron.

• Kids 12 through 18 can participate alone at the discretion of their parent or guardian.

• Anyone under 18 will need to have a parent or guardian sign a waiver.

No refunds for cancellations less than 48 hours before; this is taking up a slot that someone else can't attend.