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  • 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.