NEW PRODUCT – Space Shuttle Discovery Solder Kit by Phyx


NEW PRODUCT – Space Shuttle Discovery Solder Kit by Phyx

Create a mini 3D version of the Space Shuttle STS Discovery with this beautifully designed soldering kit from Phyx, our maker friends in Belgium.

This small card-style PCB kit requires a CR2032 coin cell battery (not included) to power 3 candle-style flickering LEDs-as-thrusters.

5414 kit ORIG 2022 04

Assembly Instructions

  • Carefully depanelize the PCB by bending pieces out.
  • (Optional) File or sand the rough edges.
  • Pay close attention to the orientation of the battery holder and the LEDs.
  • Carefully bend the LED leads and solder them in place before assembling the shuttle.
  • Slide the wings over the leg of the body.
  • Pay attention to the polarity marks on the shuttle body and the baseplate.
  • Solder the mechanical joints on one side first. This will allow you to make easy corrections when it’s not perfectly perpendicular.
  • Enjoy and put it on display on your desk or workstation. This is a gorgeous kit that you’ll actually enjoy for long after assembling!

Comes unassembled (it’s a kit, dontchaknow!)
Does not include solder wiresoldering iron, or diagonal cutters.

S414 iso 02 ORIG 2022 05

In stock and shipping now!

Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here:

Join Adafruit on Mastodon

Adafruit is on Mastodon, join in!

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Join over 36,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community!

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers –

Maker Business — “Packaging” chips in the US

Wearables — Enclosures help fight body humidity in costumes

Electronics — Transformers: More than meets the eye!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Silicon Labs introduces CircuitPython support, and more! #CircuitPython #Python #micropython @ThePSF @Raspberry_Pi

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Guardian Robot, Weather-wise Umbrella Stand, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — #NewProds 7/19/23 Feat. Adafruit Matrix Portal S3 CircuitPython Powered Internet Display!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at !

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.