Last Call for Soldering Workshop This Weekend!

Soldering Workshop: MintyBoost

What: MintyBoost Mobile Device Charging kit
When: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Solid State Depot, 5311 Western Avenue, Suite 115, Boulder, CO 80301
Why: To learn to solder! And, to have a sweet mobile device charger that you built.!
Who: Instructed by Joel.
Cost: Members: $13, Non-Members $25
Want to learn to solder for the first time? Want to hone your soldering skills that may be a little rusty? Then this is the class for you.

We will start by covering some soldering basics, and then we will be putting together MintyBoost kits, which allow you to charge mobile devices with AA batteries. The workshop will last 2-3 hours, and when you are finished, you will have a fully functional MintyBoost. Soldering iron and other tools provided. (Altoids tins NOT provided) Please bring your own if you have some.

SSD Members, please pay here, under the donations section. Non-members, please pay on the Meetup site linked above. The deadline to RSVP is tomorrow, Friday October, 12, 2012 at 12:00 noon.

Hope to see you there!

Introducing: Second Solderdays!

This coming Saturday December 10 from noon until 3pm we will hold a soldering open house. The flavor of this event will be:

  • open-house style: feel free to drop in anytime between noon and 3 pm
  • we’ll have several soldering iron stations and solder available for use
  • we’ll provide general instruction on how to solder, safety, how to keep the equipment happy, etc.
  • if you have something broken you want to fix, bring it
  • if you have a specific soldering project you want to work on and/or want advice on, bring it
  • train-the-trainer: if you are interested in leading these workshops in the future and want to absorb any and all knowledge
  • if you want want to tinker with artistic soldering (can cover all areas)

We may spark another type of fire in the form of heating up the BBQ grill, bring food if you wish. We are not charging a fee for this first event, however donations are welcome to help us recoup our cost for solder and other equipment.

We plan to make Solid State Depot Second Solderdays a regular event on the second Saturday of each month, and vary the style of the gathering and the type of soldering we’ll offer. Some ideas for future dates include :

  • kit-based workshops, where we’ll guide you through the project
  • artistic soldering – get your creativity on
  • surface mount soldering, probably with a kit

See you Solderday!