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Introduction to Soldering at MadFabLab

Saturday 5th August, 10:30am—3:30pm. £20

If you’ve ever been curious about electronics, this is the workshop for you. Anyone and everyone can learn to make cool things. And it’s fun. And easy.

If you want to learn electronics, soldering will become an essential skill fairly early on.

In this introductory workshop you’ll learn to solder a basic kit (Drawdio), as well as getting some background on the art of soldering. You’ll leave with a completed, working kit and the knowledge to continue soldering on your own.

Who is this course for?

Beginners are welcome! You don’t need to know anything about electronics, or which end of a soldering iron is which (although we’ll make sure you know that by the end of the session). People aged over 9 are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Equipment you’ll need

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.

What will you learn?

  • Learn to solder a basic kit
  • Soldering safety
  • Get some background on the art of soldering
  • Take home a completed soldered kit
  • Gain the confidence to continue soldering at home

About MadFabLab

MadFabLab is an open-access workshop for Manchester’s hackers, makers, and tinkerers – whether actively curious, seasoned anti-disciplinarian, or any/all points in between – providing shared tools and space to create amazing new things, play and experiment with new technology, and meet and collaborate with others.

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

  • Book via Eventbrite
  • Invoice or PayPal – by phoning 0161 839 6324 or emailing
  • Payment by cheque – made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to MadLab 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN
  • We also accept card payments in person

Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy here.

Chris Ball has worked on projects from small musical instruments to large scale interactive sculptures. He has a degree in Audio Technology, and specialises in sound and light. He has several years experience working with Arduino and associated electronics.

Book your place!

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