An introductory demonstration of basic through-hole hand-soldering techniques on a very simple circuit board, that makes a simulated "Flicker-Flame" light for a jack-o-lantern or candle.
1. Familiarity and safety with a soldering iron, including handling different types of solder and ventilation.
2. Introduction to basic hand-soldering techniques and tools for through-hole parts.
3. Project-based learning reduces anxiety and increases confidence for more advanced electronics and soldering projects.
The big takeaway is:
By soldering the 7 points on this board to make something practical, you build confidence and break-down barriers, allowing you to move-on to build or repair almost anything. There are hundreds of DIY electronic project kits available from a wide variety of vendors: Robotics, electric guitar effects, lights and sounds, Arduino/Pi projects, etc.
Project Video: https://youtu.be/TgTwP188In0
Materials Needed: A FREE YouTube tutorial with a fully-illustrated PDF Lesson Plan for this specific project is available —(URL TBD)—
If you would like to build along with me during the presentation, inexpensive kits are available for purchase, mailed to you in advance of the workshop date.
Project packs for classrooms and school labs are also available (starting at 10 units), as well as intermediate and advanced projects and workshops for project-based learning and extracurricular activities.