Learn to Solder 11-Dec-2014

Jerry Isdale will be leading a Learn To Solder class this week thursday evening, 11-Dec-2014, 6-9 PM at St Anthony Jr-Sr High School in Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21

Students will be offered several options for learning electronics soldering. All are accessible and doable by first timers, and good practice for those with some experience. Advanced folks are welcome to come and lend a hand as mentors.

Basic soldering of wires will take you from crude methods up to the Lineman’s Splice required by NASA, etc. http://makezine.com/2012/02/28/how-to-splice-wire-to-nasa-standards/

Several kits are available for purchase from other members who have personal stock (prices vary)

  • The Evil Mad Science Laboratory’s Larson Scanner Kit (http://shop.evilmadscientist.com/productsmenu/tinykitlist/152-scanner) is a challenging project for those new to soldering, but quite doable.
  • MakerShed’s Learn To Solder Badge ( http://www.makershed.com/products/learn-to-solder-skill-badge-kit) is a nice simple kit, often used at MakerFaire’s Learn To Solder tents
  • Solder Practice Kit (older version of http://www.amazon.com/Elenco-SP3B-Practical-Soldering-Project/dp/B0002LUALG)

These will be available for purchase on a first come first sold basis.

($5.00 for non-members/free for members; suggested material fee: $1.00;  kits available for purchase direct from other members)

Space is limited, and will be first come, first serve.

Upcoming in December

Rocket Workshop this last Saturday was a Blast! See the Facebook page for more photos.

Several events are planned for December.

Hopefully we can close the deal on our lease and have special Make a MakerSpace meetings. Stay tuned.

Arduino Workshop Fridays continue from 6-9 PM every Friday–location TBD so email Arduino@mauimakers.com for info. Kids Wearable Workshops are also possible–email Arduino@mauimakers.com

4-Dec-2014, 6-9 PM at St Anthony Jr-Sr High School in Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21
Public Meeting (Free)
Come down and talk story. Bring items or ideas for show and tell. Meet collaborators for projects. Help us design Maui’s Makerspace. We’ll have a wind tunnel for the young ones, and a short discussion/demo on basic soldering skills by Jerry Isdale.

11-Dec-2014, 6-9 PM at St Anthony Jr-Sr High School in Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21
Learn to Solder
by Jerry Isdale ($5.00 for non-members/free for members; suggested material fee: $1.00; a few kits available for $5.00 each)
Space is limited, and will be on a first-come basis.

20-Dec-2014 (Tentative), 10-2 PM Location TBD
Rocketry Returns
by Cole Santos ($20.00 per family)
In stage one we will go over the basics of rockets and how they work and then construct rockets from straws and paper. Launching the rockets will be done using the scientific method to see how launch angle and thrust affect the distance flown. In stage two we will build and launch basic Estes rockets (weather permitting).

18-Dec-2014, 6-9 PM at St Anthony Jr-Sr High School in Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21
Tinkering: Build Personalized Christmas Tree Ornaments
by Laura Ulibarri ($20.00 for non-members/$10.00 for members–includes materials to build 2 ornaments)
How would you like to make your very own Christmas Tree Ornament using whiz bang technology or your own creativity?
We’ll fire up the EggBot to let you print your very own personalized ornament. We’ll provide white ornaments for the eggbot and supplies for various kinds of ornaments.