Soldering 200: Learn Surface Mount Soldering

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Level up your soldering skills by building a color changing light for your bike spokes.

Participants will be given a circuit board and walked through the process of soldering surface mount (miniature and more challenging to work with) components to that board.

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.

Some soldering skill required; complete a few through-hole soldering projects before taking this class. If you need a starting point, we have a separate intro to soldering class.


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.

When capacity of event is full you may join the Waiting List. For online events a link to join the session will be automatically emailed after registration.
Covid Vaccination Required

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.

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