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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.

Apr 11, 2011

Soldering is easy - the comic book

Want to learn how to solder? This 7 page comic book explains in detail and with pictures how to make a good solder connection, and the bits and pieces of knowledge surrounding this that you need to for an electronics project.

Click the cover to download the full PDF file for easy printing.

Many printers today have a “booklet” option, that lets you print for folding a booklet like this without any layout mangling or extra thinking needed:


Hot off the pdf printing machines - the extended comic book version of Mitch Altman's soldering teachings! (It's a revised and extended version of the the one-page comic I made last year.)

Soldering is easy, and with this comic we hope to show just how easy. Please use this to learn how to solder, to teach others, or as material for workshops and hackerspaces! 

This has been in the making for a long time, and finally got finished with some great editor work from Jeff Keyzer. The script is by Mitch, and I have done the comics adaptation of it in collaboration with Mitch and Jeff.

You can find various versions of the files on Jeff’s MightyOhm blog, and also versions without text if you’d like to translate the comic.

The comic will also be part of a book by Mitch and Jeff about How to Make Cool Things with Microcontrollers (For People Who Know Nothing). It will be published by No Starch Press later this year.

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