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Learn to Solder

Learn to Solder Badge Kits have been used to teach thousands of people of all ages how to solder at Maker Faires across the country. It’s a simple, fun way to learn how to solder or teach others to solder. Once complete, you’ll have a great blinky robot that you can proudly wear.  Come make very your own badge at OC Mini Maker Faire this Saturday, May 9th at Irvine Valley College from 10am – 5pm.


To learn more about creating your own solder badge, visit: http://goo.gl/Zq6m1E


What a Fantastic Day!

We had an astromech droid and robots.

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We had cupcakes and Quadcopters.




We had things in motion… Cecil the SeeSaw and Nick on his home made powered skateboard.



We had music from Jason with his Cigar Box Guitars and the sounds of 3D printers.

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DAT Space ran a Learn to Solder Booth.


What a Great Day!

Someone pointed out this video to us on YouTube!

Thanks to everyone that came out and helped out.  It was fantastic!

[Hey Bill Hsu, thanks for taking these pictures!]

Saturday’s Schedule!

We are all supper excited about the first ever Orange County Mini Maker Faire on Saturday.  Attached to this post is the schedule.

Enjoy the schedule!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Learn to Solder!

We are happy to announce that the Learn to Solder kits are here!

And the DAT MakerSpace  group of UCI has agreed to run the Learn to Solder booth for us!

Soldering is the process of joining two or more pieces of metal using a third filler metal which has a lower melting point than the pieces being joined.    It is often used with electronics, plumbing, jewelry and many other applications.

Now, at the OC Mini Maker Faire, you can learn this simple but useful skill and make something to show off.   Purchase your kits through Eventbrite for just $2.50 and pick them up at the gate on the day of the event.   We’ll provide the soldering irons, solder and instruction.

Our little Learn to Solder kits came to us from the Maker Shed and were the official Learn to Solder badge at the 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire.

The LED eyes blink randomly and the battery is removable so you can turn it on and off.

Sorry, James, wrong kind of iron!