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Learn to solder with 2Dkits - Build a blinkie workshop!

  • Sep 29, 2012 · 3:00 PM
  • Workshop 88

Workshop 88 is thrilled to have 2DKits back to host a FREE learn to solder workshop with their blinkie kits. This workshop will be FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. Did we mention the event is FREE?  You only need to pay for the cost of the materials in the kit. (Hey, if the materials were free, we'd give them away.)

Info from 2DKits:

What is Build-A-Blinkie and why are we doing this?

Our goal is to demystify electronic circuits. They are amazing pieces of technology that control vast areas of our lives. The complexity can be so great (take your cell phone for example) the technology is indistinguishable from magic. Well, we can do something about that! With building a blinkie, you get to build a circuit that does something interesting, with the satisfaction of doing it yourself. In the process we hope you gain an understanding of how they work, as well as a desire to learn more.

Never soldered before?

No problem – we provide as much or as little assistance as you require. We guarantee you will leave with a working blinkie. Thousands of kits have been built by folks of all skill levels in our workshops, and all will end up with a working blinkie.

We have easy-to-build blinkies for beginners that take minutes to assemble. We have blinkies of an intermediate skill level for those who have built them (or other electronic circuits before). And we have blinkies for those who desire both a challenge as well as an opportunity to build a work of art.

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  • Andrew

    Thanks to everyone who came out and had a great time at the Blinkie workshop! It was great seeing everyone out there at Workshop 88.

    October 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The workshop was very good at learning to solder. There were written instructions, and then hands on training. Paul Reich was very helpful in teaching how to how to sequence the components, identifying what was a great versus acceptable solder joint, judging when one should rework or leave alone a solder, and how to rework a bad joint. I left confident in how to do it well and how to fix it if it didn't go well.

    September 30, 2012

  • MomOnRoad

    It was wonderful! Members made me andy guests feel welcome and comfortable. The activity was perfect for learning to solder. Excellent. Thank you!

    September 30, 2012

  • Eric R.

    Do we need to bring our own Soldering Iron?

    September 29, 2012

    • Andrew

      Nope! We will have everything there.

      September 29, 2012

  • Lesley

    Sounds fun!

    September 17, 2012

  • the m.

    What's the cost of materials?

    September 12, 2012

    • Andrew

      It varies. I think they have kits in the $5-$7 range, several in the $8-$15 range, and a few that are more than that. The more intricate the kit, the higher the price. The LED cube is pretty steep, but the beginner kits are very affordable. If I get more info on the prices, I will post them here.

      September 12, 2012

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