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Investigate Light and Sound with Buzz the Pixel Pal

Buzz's adorable LED eyes and speaker are easy to solder and program. (Photo credit: Soldering Sunday.)

Soldering Sunday has launched a new Pixel Pal! Named Buzz, this STEAM project is perfect for those who want to learn how to soldering an program — but don’t have a ton of time. Buzz’s cute factor makes soldering far less intimidating. Even novices can solder …

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Learn to Solder Surface Mount Components

Get all the tools you need to learn how to solder SMT. (Photo credit: Elenco.)

Most of the electronics sold today involve a lot of surface mount components. Soldering such tiny parts can tricky and requires additional tools. Elenco’s Surface Mount Technology Soldering Program will help you perfect your skills. The kit includes a solder station, iron, extra wedge tip and …

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SparkFun Snappable Protoboard

Each row and column of this prototyping board is scored so that it can be easily sized down. (Photo credit: Sparkfun.)

Not all projects need the same size protoboard. Customize your next robot with Sparkfun’s Snappable Protoboard. The board has been intentionally scored between each column and row of holes, so that it’s easy to snap in to pieces by bending it along the edge of a …

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Sparkfun Gram Piano Kit

While this piano only has 8 keys, users can change the octave by turning the potentiometer. (Photo credit: Sparkfun.)

Looking for a fun soldering project that does more than light up? The SparkFun Gram Piano Kit will have you singing a happy tune in no time! Once built, the piano’s capacitive resistance keys respond to your touch. Tap one of the eight keys and the …

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A Sturdy Set of Extra Hands

This 4-arm Helping Handing system comes with a 5x Magnifying Glass. (Photo credit: BadgerFly Products.)

Robot builders know how hard it can be two solder together wires and other small items without burning yourself. For that, everyone needs a good set of helping hands. No, not your brother’s appendages! I’m talking about hands that come with alligator clips and don’t care …

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Soldering Sunday’s LED Soldering Practice Kit

Make your own nightlight while honing your soldering skills with this kit from Soldering Sunday. (Photo credit: Soldering Sunday.)

Soldering is an important skill for any roboticist. But it’s wise to practice on something simple and inexpensive, before trying to solder together an actual robot. That’s why the LED Soldering Practice Kit is an ideal first project. Each kit contains assorted LEDs that can be …

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