[757labs] Class this Saturday
cyberfluxor at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 28 19:55:00 EST 2011
I'll see how things go Saturday, but it's currently looking good. I should have enough to get by on materials/tools and can bring an item or two up there including an Atari VCS board, my old furnace PCB with a burnt relay, and can take a look at a receiver already on the storage shelves. Could become an accomplishing day for sure!
> Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:30:14 -0500
> From: vze4342g at verizon.net
> To: 757labs at 757labs.org
> Subject: [757labs] Class this Saturday
> I finally decided to dive in and become the experimental pig for the
> first class! Well at least the first "hardware" related class.
> This Saturday, at 2:00 PM, I plan on holding a Basic Soldering Class for
> anyone who wishes to show up at the Lab. With that said, if for some
> strange reason we are swamped, I must give preference for room to
> current Lab Members. That is only fair to them. I doubt we will run
> out of room, so please show up if you want!
> The game plan is to have the herd assembled by 2 PM and the actual start
> time might be 15 or so minute later. The one thing that would be nice
> is to have a list of who all plans on showing up so I can have a roster
> to know when it is time to start. I won't wait all day and plan on
> letting 2:15 PM being the delayed start time.
> For anyone who wishes to attend please bring the following if you have
> 1. Your soldering iron, station, whatever you currently use. PLEASE
> DO NOT RUN OUT AND BUY SOMETHING!!! Unless you really want to. There
> are the good bad and ugly types of irons to waste money on.
> 2. Hand Tools. Most soldering hand tools could be classified as side
> cutter diagonals or regular diagonals if you don't have those. A
> straight pick, tweezers, any heat shinks etc.. Again, don't run out and
> buy stuff if you don't have it already.
> 3. Safety glasses. I am not going to demand that anyone wears a pair;
> however, if you do not wear any type of glasses normally ... I suggest
> getting a cheap pair. Remember, solder is molten metal. Your eyes do
> not like it. Burns to your skin are one thing ... burns to your eyes
> are something you more than likely wont recover from.
> 4. If you have any type of circuit kits or solder breadboards etc..
> that you would like to work on, please bring them. If you don't have
> anything, please try to snag a cheap one from Radio Shack to play with.
> Also, if you have some old components like resistors etc.. drag them
> along so you can have something to solder on.
> 5. Solder. If you have your own type that you are used to working with
> bring it. If not, I should have plenty for everyone to play with.
> 6. Solder wick / Solder sucker. This is something that would be nice
> to have, but it is not required. We can pass around what we have.
> 7. If you have a board vise or any other sort of device that you use to
> hold circuit cards etc.. that would make life easier on you. If not, we
> will do it old school.
> The objective to the course is not to turn everyone into a uber solder
> dude but to at least give you some insight and hands on experience to
> allow you to enhance your current skill set. Since I just decided to
> get stupid and give a class (oh joy!) I don't really have a course
> written up so please handle the lack of continuity and we will all get
> through it.
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