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Learning to Solder Projects & Resources for #backtoschool

If you are an educator who is looking to teach a fundamental skill that everyone should know, teaching people how to solder is a great place to start.  Thankfully, we have already created a Learning to Solder skills requirement sheet that you can download for free.  Also, be sure to check out our Learning to Solder Skill Badge.

Here are some great projects and resources to give you some inspiration:

MAKE Magazine’s / MakerSHED’s “Learn to Solder” skill badge kit.

Soldering is Easy Comic Book

 Learn to Solder video from Parallax

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Get a ton of soldering practice with the LoL Shield by Jimmy Rodgers!

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