Soldering 101: Make an LED Bike Spoke Light

Friday, January 20, 2023 - 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

Ticket Prices:
General Public: $64
Partnerships: $58
MakeHaven members: $55

Real name: 
Iris Artin


Instructor Bio: 

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.


MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.