Ezequiel Santos
iOS Developer & Creative Technologist

⚡️ Meetup: Soldering Workshop with Mitch Altman at Garoa Hackerspace

mitch altman

In this workshop with Mitch Altman at the Garoa Hacker Club, participants had the opportunity to learn about hackerspaces and soldering techniques. A hackerspace is a community laboratory, workshop, or studio where people with common interests, usually in science, technology, digital art, or electronics, can meet, socialize, and collaborate.

The idea behind the workshop was simple: participants could bring something from home that they needed to solder or purchase a kit on the spot sold by Mitch himself. The kits included LED displays that could display messages or images, shields for Arduino and Arduino clones, and even the famous "tv-be-gone" created by Mitch himself.

During the workshop, Mitch shared basic techniques for good soldering, and a version of his explanation is available in Portuguese (PDF). The initial part of the explanation can be seen in the video (including a moment where they were looking for a resistor that was left under something else).

It was a great opportunity for participants to learn from one of the biggest names in the hackerspace phenomenon and to collaborate with like-minded individuals.