This is 'Iolani School

This is 'Iolani School

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Afterschool Circuit Class-Soldering and Circuit Boards

One of our after-school Lab classes focuses on electricity and circuits...six 3rd-6th graders come on Tuesdays and love to make stuff. When the class started, we made simple circuits with copper tape, LEDs, and coin cell batteries. They then went on to make interactive game controllers using MakeyMakeys (see previous posts). Now we are starting to learn to solder. Using some wires to old blank circuit boards, the students tried their hand at this new skill.

With the addition of the OtherMachine Co. CNC machine, the Othermill, we can now make our own circuit boards.  Next we used Fritzing and each student create a board...battery, LED, switch and resistor.

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