• The Power of Curiosity: Educator Mark Gerl on Empowering Students to Think, Learn and Prosper

    Photo courtesy of Mark Gerl Here at Learn To Solder Kits, we’re always inspired by educators who transform learning experiences and unlock thei...
  • Back to basics: Soldering 101

    Cover photograph by Vishnu Mohanan. Soldering opens a world of possibilities. Not only is it educational for children and beginners, but it can unl...
  • It’s giveaway time! Find out how to get your hands on a prize

    With just a couple of months before we wrap up another year, we’re all about making the most of the final stretch before the holidays. We’d like to share the magic of soldering with one lucky instructor. We aim to kickstart creative thinking, problem-solving, and of course, the opportunity to get those hands busy with some seriously fun soldering projects.
  • A look back at 2021 and whats to come in 2022!

    2021 was a year of massive growth and success for our team, and we are eager to see what 2022 has in store for us. Before we talk about what we are looking forward to, let's take a look back at what made the previous year so special.
  • What are resistors? – Understanding Circuit Building Components

    As you dive deeper into electronics, it is important to become familiar with the essential components found in many circuits.

    Resistors are one of the building blocks engineers get to know like the back of their hand. Learning about resistors will help you grow your skills and tackle bigger, more exciting projects.

  • 2021 Holiday Card Photo Contest

    This year Learn to Solder Kits is spreading holiday cheer all over the globe. We booked a holiday themed photo shoot with our soldering kits as the stars of the show! Who doesn't want to see Blink and Hue posed delicately in drifts of snow? Jitterbug dressed up in an itty bitty Santa hat?

  • Academy Director Increases Student Hope and Engagement with Hands-On Engineering

    Learn to Solder Kits recently donated a set of our kits to an Ohio school that provides meaningful opportunities to underserved youth. We chatted with the director to find out more about his school’s background and his inspiration for teaching engineering.

    In this interview, he explains how the academy uses engineering to help students discover new passions, cope with trauma, and make healthy life choices. Check out our discussion with John Sorvillo of Westwood Preparatory Academy below.

  • Our Story

    The kits we had purchased for the event used pretty low quality PCBs. If you gave them a bit too much heat and abuse (exactly what you can expect from people learning for the first time), the traces were likely to lift up and break. This led to a lot of frustration. By the end only half of the projects were functioning and we hadn't succeeded in sharing the joy we had found in engineering.