heART Pendant – A Beating Heart Educational Soldering Product – STEM
Learning to solder is an important skill for any budding engineer, hence we have created a range of practical educational soldering product ‘s to make this a fun learning experience. Because this is such a vital skill we have also created the Soldering for Beginners course within our Learning Academy. Enrole Today!
We are extremely proud of all of our soldering kits and as you progress through them, you’ll start to yern for something more complex! For this reason we designed the heART Pendant STEM soldering kit. The perfect way to try soldering Surface Mount components for the first time. for beginners to get started with surface mount soldering techniques. The project will require you to hand solder 5x 0805 LEDs, 1x 0805 capacitor, an SOIC 8 pin IC, an SMD battery clip and a surface mount switch.
Once these are all soldered in place simply adding a CR2032 battery (not included) will bring this pendent to life and start its heartbeat.
- 5 x 0805 Red LEDs + spare
- An 0805 Capacitor + spare
- 1 x SOIC ATtiny85
- One x PCB
- An SMD switch
- 1 x CR2032 SMD battery clip
- Soldering Iron, a fine tip is best but a standard one is usable.
- Solder, a fine gauge is advantageous but not necessary.
- Tweezers for holding the components.
- CR2032 Battery
- Eye protection, because when you cut the leads, they can ping off at quite a velocity!
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The battery should last over a week if left on continuously and much longer if switched off when not in use. This is because the surface mount LED’s are extremely low power. This means that you can wear your pendant with pride all week long!
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