Soldering At The Science Museum

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....
cocktail soldering
LJ Rich Cocktail Soldering

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.

So, this is my first attempt at soldering...
My First Solder

After a few misshaps - but no burnt fingers - I had a fully working Lumiphone!
Finished Lumiphone

It was a thoroughly entertaining evening. Technology Will Save Us sell a variety of kits at very reasonable prices and run regular classes for adults and children.

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