Basic Soldering: Make an LED Bike Spoke Light

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Learn the basics of soldering by building a color changing light for your bike spoke. Participants will be given a circuit board and walked through the process of soldering through-hole (bigger and easy to solder) components to that board.

During the activity we will discuss each component and their role in making the device function.

Each participant will leave with one finished bike light board. The bike light color can be customized by configuring switches on the board or using a tilt switch to make the color dependent on the device orientation.

The instructor will also describe the process used to design the board and direct students to resources where they can learn about designing their own projects.

No experience necessary, this is an ideal starting workshop for someone newly interested in electronics and soldering.

 

See the board in action

 

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Iris Artin

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Iris spent 18 years in Croatia, another 20 in Boston, and has been in New Haven since 2015. They have degrees in computer science, medicine, and public health; and skills in electronics, CAD, and CNC woodworking. Their passions are making technical topics accessible to newcomers, and diversity and inclusion of makerspaces. When not tinkering, Iris can be found sailing the Long Island Sound.

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J.R. Logan

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J.R. is a cofounder and executive director of MakeHaven, a nonprofit makerspace and FabLab in New Haven, Connecticut.  J.R. has a history of nonprofit leadership at United Way, in New Haven he currently serves on the board of the Eli Whitney Museum and Elm City Innovation Collaborative. He has been involved in local environmental initiatives and is an advocate for urban river restoration and access. He has earned a master's degree in Public Affairs from the School and Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University with a focus on nonprofit management.

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