User Tools

Site Tools


sept 29: very basic electronics, soldering, workshop license and more



Soldering is a process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting and flowing a filler metal into the joint, the filler metal having a relatively low melting point. (from wikipedia,


  • Heat up properly all the parts you want to join. Larger parts take longer.
  • The solder flows toward the hottest point. Iron on one side, solder on the opposite.
  • Do not preload the iron tip with solder and try to apply it to the parts. It won't work and/or will produce an unreliable joint.
Online resources:

Sofware we will use during the course


Download and install Processing (current version 1.0.7) using the instructions and notes on this page


Download and install Arduino (version 0017) from


Download and install Phidgets from for your specific platform (Windows, OSX, Linux)

courses/2009.09.28.intro_prototyping.txt · Last modified: 2009/09/29 11:38 by camille