Last night, Google held its second "Luvvies and Boffins" event at The Science Museum. Part of the Science Museum Lates - an adults-only evening event.
As well as tours of the museum exhibits, there was a chance at some hands-on science.
We were led by an excellent team from Technology Will Save Us. A group whose mission states:
Technology Will Save Us is a haberdashery for technology and alternative education dedicated to helping people to produce and not just consume technology.
So, after a brief tutorial on safety, we got cracking.
I'm not sure who did the risk assessment, but I am told that it is totally safe to be supping Mojitos while playing with soldering irons....
Here, I have an awful confession. I have never soldered before! I'm mostly a software geek - my hardware experience is mostly around plugging things in.
After a few misshaps - but no burnt fingers - I had a fully working Lumiphone!