Making connections: Learning to Solder

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Ages 11 and up

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Vacation Program

  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 11 and up
  • By Ana Tavares

Soldering is an essential skill and art. It is not complex. But it requires a careful introduction and abundant practice. It is the first step into the world of electronics.

Spend a day learning to solder safely and efficiently. Practice assembling random components into small sculptures, jewelry or creatures.

Then assemble an artful Treasure Lamp. Assemble a battery pack, a switch, a transistor, a capacitor and LEDs. Learn what each component does and how it works. Your lamp will illuminate or conceal a tiny treasure.

For children ready to own a first Soldering Iron: irons, solder, and guidelines for parental supervision are available.

With special thanks to Two Way ( for their generous donation of two way mirror material.

When you click the button to register you will be directed to our new registration site.

Solder lamp lit

Solder lamp

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