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Rapid Prototyping and Soldering with RS Components

Join EngiMake for a five hour workshop to learn professional soldering techniques and be exposed to electronic circuit design and circuit board manufacturing with RS Designspark PCB. At the end of the day you will get to keep your own soldered robot circuit board!

The session will cover

  • A range of soldering techniques (including through hole and surface mount)
  • What equipment you need and how to use it
  • Using Designspark PCB for design and manufacture
  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) milling
  • Automated soldering with Solder Reflow Oven
  • Prototype iteration


EngiMake believe that soldering is a skill that can only be learnt through doing. We will demonstrate good and bad soldering techniques before giving you the opportunity to practice on custom PCBs. We will review your handiwork and discuss improvements. We place emphasis on the individual with a teacher studio ratio of 1 to 5.


What you need to bring

  • Just a pen and paper to make notes

Who is it for

  • Startups needing to solder prototypes for their products
  • Students needing to acquire skills quickly for their course/degree
  • Hardware specialists needing to brush up on skills
  • Hobbyists who want to assemble kits through sites such as https://www.wevolver.com/ or http://www.instructables.com/

Partnerships

EngiMake‘s mission is to open up the world of making to everyone. Jack Scott-Reeve and Josh Elijah are electronics engineers with experience in consumer electronics, prototyping and robotics.

RS components is a one-stop shop for electronics, electrical goods and the provider DesignSpark PCB, free and incredibly versatile electronics design software.

Refreshments are provided. Wheelchair access available.

Posted 16th May 2016
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