Cal Poly Pomona Student Chapter Winter Quarter Soldering Tutorial
|February 4, 2016||Posted by MAauthor under General, MTT/APS||
Our Cal Poly Pomona IEEE student branch chapter hosted our Winter Quarter Soldering Tutorial sponsored by Max Cherubin at IEEE Foothill. This was our largest turn out of engineering students attending this event on Saturday, January 23, 2016 as over 30 students learned how to properly solder and assemble a variety of PCB kits sold by the IEEE Student Chapter Club.
A variety of Soldering Kits were offered for purchase at a discounted rate, ranging from $6 to $30, between beginner’s PCB’s to the more advance soldering kits, Surface Mounts. The following Soldering Kits are: Capacitance Meter, Clock Kit, Breadboard Power Supply, USB Blinky Kit, Simon Says (One color & Multi Color), Dice Kit, Binary Blaster Kit, Electronic Fortune Wheel Kit, and the Spinning LED Wheel.
A well-presented PowerPoint introduction was led by the two IEEE Officer Project Development Chair, Xavier Viste and Gregory Lynch. They thoroughly explained the tools to be used that day as well as how to correctly solder and clean up their kits.
Towards the end of the 5 hour Soldering Event, students were able to compete their soldering work with others in hopes to win three prizes: 1st – $30, 2nd – $20, and 3rd – $10. Josue Herrera got the first prize, Timothy Kheang as the second and Daniel Gamboa landed on third. Quality Soldering work is judged based on clean well-done solder, shine, and if the kit itself worked properly. The contest was judged by Max Cherubin – IEEE F oothill Chair, Club President Byron Phung, and the two Project Development Chair, Gregory and Xavier.
Overall, the day was filled with an interactive activity and presentation where students were provided the experiences and opportunities to develop their soldering skills and the fundamentals that it came with the techniques. Students were able to learn something not provided by the school’s curriculum.