The Learn to Solder Pins are simple soldering activity kits that teach basic soldering skills, awarding the consumer with a working, blinking, wearable pin once complete.
Based on imagery and characters from the World Maker Faire and Maker Faire Bay Area, the pins connect the physical experience of the Faire with a new skill. Parents and children alike find the experience of soldering their first project a rewarding experience.
John Viet-Triet Nguyen illustrated these based on sketches for our launch at Maker Faire Bay Area in 2014. It was such a treat to see families wearing their proud badges of accomplishment!
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