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I'm Andie Nordgren. I am a Senior Producer at CCP Games - we make Eve Online, Dust 514 and World of Darkness.

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Soldering comics

soldercomicI made comics about how to solder, based on Mitch's teachings. Get the 7 page comic book or the 1 page short version, you can use it to learn soldering, or as reference material in your hackerspace or at your electronics course or workshop. All free, all Creative Commons licensed.


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There are photos on flickr, and needle crafted things at ravelry.

Some previous fun

Around 2002-2008 I was active in the change-through-participation art zine/think tank/activist group Interacting Arts and helped make and publish Interacting Arts Magazine.

RjDj creates mind twisting hearing sensations by weaving your environment into music, using the sensors on your music player. I worked for RjDj in London from Dec 2008 to April 2010.

While in London, I lived and tinkered in the Shoreditch Hacker House.

In 2007 I produced the game part of Interactive Emmy Award winning project The Truth About Marika.

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer and Systems Science from Stockholm University.

Feb 19, 2010

Soldering is easy - comic adaptation of Mitch Altman’s soldering teachings

I met Mitch Altman the first time at Music Hack Day London. Mitch is the maker of the infamous TV B-gone, a remote control with the single purpose of turning off televisions. He travels the world teaching people how to make cool stuff with electronics. I hadn’t soldered since 4th grade, but remembered it as something fun, so I sat down with a TrippyRGB Waves kit and Mitch gave this wonderful 5 minute course on how to solder, that showed how easy it was to make good solder connections.

I wanted to pass that on, and thought a comic adaptation could work to teach it, and that having 1 page of instructions that could be pinned to the wall next to soldering stations in hackerspaces, handed out at workshops, or just used to refresh the basics would be a good idea. So here it is - 1 page on how easy soldering is, and how to do it. It assumes you have the tools and kit/parts you need, and a basic idea of what soldering is and why you’d want to do it.

Click the image for a larger version, or download the pdf. We would love feedback from people using it in the contexts above!

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French, from Hackable Devices

Want to translate? Here’s the original comic artwork without text, 26.6M: soldercomic_artwork.tif

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