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    Null Space Labs will be teaching some intro surface mount classes this year in the HHV.
    With little kits like:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nullspacelabs/5326235003/
    Its a little blinky and POV toy
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nullspa...n/photostream/

    We are also considering some more advanced stuff.
    But need an idea of how many people would be interested.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nullspa...n/photostream/
    is the main board from
    http://www.rt-net.jp/shop/index.php?...&products_id=1
    It allows your android device to talk arduino using google's ADK.
    Its kinda pricey at $80 in parts and will take someone of avg skill 2 hours to build... so its involved.

    If you are interested let us know so we can get a feel for how many kits to make.

    Cheers,

    -M

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    I'd be interested in doing a small project, I've never really gotten the hang of SMD.

    Are you planning on teaching hand-soldering, or oven reflow? I'd be interested in both.
    It's not stupid, it's advanced.

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    • #3
      Re: SMD projects

      We're teaching both hand soldering and hot plate reflow with paste and all that good stuff. So you're covered on both :)
      - Null Space Labs

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      • #4
        Re: SMD projects

        Originally posted by YenTheFirst View Post
        I'd be interested in doing a small project, I've never really gotten the hang of SMD.

        Are you planning on teaching hand-soldering, or oven reflow? I'd be interested in both.
        We ran mini classes at the LayerOne conference:
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/nullspa...7627155432099/

        We covered SMD soldering with wire solder and hand iron. Paste with hand iron. Paste on hot plate.
        Hot air rework. Drag soldering, point, wet, dry... all sorts of techniques.

        People who had never soldered anything before walked away with fully functional midi powered synthesizers (The L1 badge).
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/nullspa...in/photostream

        We will be bringing 20+ metcal soldering stations, 3~4 hot air and 3 hot plates. Might throw an oven in there if we have space.
        Will also have some microscopes so you can check your work.

        It should be fun.

        -M

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        • #5
          Re: SMD projects

          I'm definitely interested in the beginner kit(s). The Android Open Accessory kit is intriguing too. I'd certainly consider it if the beginner kit went well for me. Would going from 0 soldering experience to the ADK kit in one weekend be a mistake?

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          • #6
            Re: SMD projects

            nope, we had soldering newbs build a proxmark for their first project, the ADK is simpler than the proxmark
            - Null Space Labs

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            • #7
              Re: SMD projects

              We are happy to have NullSpaceLabs in the HHV this year. We will have schedules posted on specific class times, but the HHV is ALSO an open environment.

              So stop by and have some hardware fun!

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              • #8
                Re: SMD projects

                Originally posted by charliex View Post
                We're teaching both hand soldering and hot plate reflow with paste and all that good stuff. So you're covered on both :)
                Be glad to see what you got CharlieX, always have a good time talking shop with you all.

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                • #9
                  Re: SMD projects

                  Originally posted by LosT View Post
                  We are happy to have NullSpaceLabs in the HHV this year. We will have schedules posted on specific class times, but the HHV is ALSO an open environment.

                  So stop by and have some hardware fun!
                  I dont know if we need to have formal classes. We will have people who can help out 1:1 and if there are larger groups we can run a little informal session.

                  But for the most part there will be NSL people just floating around helping out with whatever.

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                  • #10
                    Re: SMD projects

                    I definitely want in on this. Where and when will the schedule be posted/kits be available?

                    We're trying to start classes like this at FamiLAB, but I still need to learn SMD. Do we need to bring our gear, or will there be enough in the HHV?

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                    • #11
                      Re: SMD projects

                      We're trying to bring as much gear as we possibly can

                      Power Strips
                      Soldering Irons 15-20 metcals , and maybe a few more
                      Hot plates
                      IR preheaters
                      Hot air guns
                      Solder paste
                      Solder flux
                      Solder
                      Microscopes
                      Tweezers
                      Compressor (don't worry its small and noiseless)
                      Paste dispenser

                      No schedule, just come as you are, we'll be in the HHV for the whole con, NSL also has a vendor table for kits.

                      Most of our kits can be built in under an hour by anyone.

                      there's a bunch of pics, videos and stuff on my flickr of our projects and our last hardware village
                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/51925658@N08/

                      also our NSL flickr has a bunch too
                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nullspacelabs/
                      - Null Space Labs

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                      • #12
                        Re: SMD projects

                        Yeah, pretty sure if I could steal your entire hackerspace and put it here in Orlando, I would. Jealousy, I have it. Looking forward to meeting up at the HHV, and thanks for the heads up!

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                        • #13
                          Re: SMD projects

                          Probably easier to move to cali ;) cheers though.
                          - Null Space Labs

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                          • #14
                            Re: SMD projects

                            The HHV board last year was SMD-

                            I think it's great to get people over the fear of SMD...

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