Learn surface mount soldering
Learn Surface Mount Soldering with Sparkfun
What: Learn Surface Mount Soldering
When: Monday, 22-October, 6:45pm to 9:45pm
Where: Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station).
Who: Anyone with some soldering experience, ages 15 on up.
Cost: Instruction is free!
$20 for the surface mount version of the Sparkfun Simon kit (that's a 20% discount from their normal cost of $25 on their website).
Instructor: Jeff Branson of Sparkfun
This class is Sparkfun's very popular course that teaches SMD soldering to anyone who thinks they can't possibly solder those little pins. This will be a hands-on class where the students learn techniques to help them solder surface mount components. There is a minimum age requirement of 15 years old, and it is highly recommended that you have a strong background in soldering, as basic soldering skills will not be covered. It is also highly recommended that you be comfortable with soldering, although you don't need to be an expert.
Though Hole Soldering (Intro to Soldering) or equivalent (which you can get any Monday night at Noisebridge's Circuit_Hacking_Mondays Circuit Hacking Monday). This SMD class also requires participants have the physical dexterity to hold a soldering iron (equivalent of a heavy pencil) and solder (thin wire) steady with both hands and tweezers.
I'm OK with the start time and we'll take it that we show up with 25 kits and cap the class there.