Past Meetup

Surface Mount Soldering Workshop: Charlieplexed Heart ♡

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(Note: actual build time is more like 1.5-2 hours per kit, you can arrive any time in the afternoon and start a build - in fact this is encouraged so that we don't run out of tweezers!)

♡ In preparation for Valentine's Day, we'll be offering Robert Diamond's CharlieHeart kits for you to make onsite - $20 including materials and instruction. Small parts are involved, but we have magnifying glasses. ♡ hosted by our friends Robert Diamond & David Reeves of Hack Manhattan ♡ your own charlieHeart...
Robert Diamond shows us how to use AVR Programming to make an LED Heart. C*lass Aftermath* downstairs, with a school of Charlie Hearts swimming around...

Thanks to Dave Reeves & our friends at Hack Manhattan (

You'll learn the basics of AVR programming, surface mount soldering, and Charlieplexing as you build and program an LED heart. Prior soldering experience is not essential but since surface mount can be a bit challenging, we're here to shy n♡t...

All the files for this project can be previewed on Robert's github page:

Robert says: "I've been into taking things apart since I was a child, and have only recently begun to develop the art of putting them back together. By day I'm an iPhone developer, and my hobby is embedded electronics, including Arduino, ARM, RF, and whatever else I can get my hands on..."

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