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This picture shows four member volunteers working at one table.  Kids of all ages and parents love this activity.  The hardware at each station includes the soldering iron, the stand, solder, and flux.  The volunteer HEAVILY SUPERVISES the kid.  We start with a dummy iron (that is not hot) to give the kid a feel for handling it.  We explain what an LED is, and touch its two leads to the battery to test that it works.  We explain what solder is and how you use heat and flux to make a solder joint.  There are four solder joints to make; two for the LED and two for the battery holder.  Again the kid is HEAVILY SUPERVISED to make the four solder joints.  The battery is installed in the holder, and it starts to blink.
This picture shows four member volunteers working at one table.  Kids of all ages and parents love this activity.  The hardware at each station includes the soldering iron, the stand, solder, flux, and nippers.  The volunteer HEAVILY SUPERVISES the kid.  We start with a dummy iron (that is not hot) to give the kid a feel for handling it.  We explain what an LED is, and touch its two leads to the battery to test that it works.  We explain what solder is and how you use heat and flux to make a solder joint.  There are four solder joints to make; two for the LED and two for the battery holder.  Again the kid is HEAVILY SUPERVISED to make the four solder joints.  The soldered leads are trimmed, the battery is installed in the holder, and the badge starts to blink.
 
The LED is polarity dependent (+) must go to (+) and (-) must go to (-).  That is about the only thing to watch to avoid messing up.


[[Image:Learn2SolderTable2.jpg|frameless|500px]]
[[Image:Learn2SolderTable2.jpg|frameless|500px]]


This picture shows another two member volunteers working a second table.  We insist to have the parent sign a liability waiver form and have never burned a child.  
This picture shows another two member volunteers working a second table.  We insist to have the parent sign a liability waiver form and have not burned a child yet.  


[[Image:Learn2SolderBack.jpg|frameless|500px]]
[[Image:Learn2SolderBack.jpg|frameless|500px]]