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Surface mount components! They’re hip, they’re tiny, and you’ve probably swallowed a couple accidentally by now. If you’re still using those clunky, chunky through-hole components that you found in your grandparents’ butter cookie tin, well, it’s time to get with the times and learn how to solder the teeny-weeny components of the future!

During this class we’ll go over not one, not two, but three different soldering techniques for surface mount components. We’ll try our hand at traditional hand-soldering, move on to the fast-paced world of drag soldering, and finally learn how to apply solder paste and do SMT reflow in an upcycled toaster oven we found on the curb– just like the pros! You’ll leave with a beautiful, colorful semicircular LED board that you’ve built yourself. It can be used as a fun colorful display, a volt meter, a VU meter, or whatever else you can think of!

Due to demand, we’ll be hosting not one but two classes this upcoming April 8th. The first will run from 11am-1:30pm, and the second will start at 2pm and run until 4:30pm. Your choice! Learn new skills without disrupting your brunch plans!

No prior soldering experience is required for this class. You can do it!

Your Instructor: Adam Mayer is a longtime NYCR member who burnt his finger on a soldering iron when he was ten and has never forgiven it. He has done questionable things with PCBs and hot plates.

As with all NYC Resistor events, this class is 18+ and governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct, as well as accessibility information, can be found at Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

A semicircular LED board that you, yes you, can learn to solder!

It’s pretty!

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