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We are Hardware Enthusiasts, and we will show you how to be one too.

The Hardware Hacking Community is back with the name you’ve known us by for years!  The HHC is “The Place” to come to solder, repair, learn, and destroy electronic-based hardware.

A place for attendees to come solder their mini badges and any other soldering projects that come up during the conference.

Beginner Soldering Classes

Our Beginner Soldering classes will give you the basic knowledge to assemble beginner/intermediate soldering projects you’ll find around the con. We’ll cover commonly found components and techniques and you’ll be given a cool minibadge tester project to practice on and get you started.

You have time 4 options to attend:

  • Tuesday at 10:30 am
  • Tuesday at 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday at 10:30 am
  • Wednesday at 2:00 pm

Everything you need to know…

What we will do:

We will provide: tables, chairs, soldering irons, solder, wick, solder vacuum pump, tweezers, clippers, burnt cords, and of course burnt fingers. No burnt tables though.

Additionally, the Hardware Hacking Community will host a “How to solder” class with a specific small soldering project.  Please see the schedule for more information.

What should I bring?

We will provide all supplies needed to successfully solder any project provided by SAINTCON.

For the best experience you may want to bring the following equipment when visiting the Hardware Hacking Community:

  • Electronic components or projects to be soldered

Hours of Operation

  • Monday
    Expo Closed Monday
  • Tuesday
    10:30a – 5:00p
  • Wednesday
    10:30a – 5:00p
  • Thursday
    9:00a – 5:00p
  • Friday
    9:00a – 11:00a

What you Learn

  • Basic Hardware Structure
  • Soldering Skills
  • PCB Assembly Skills
  • Electronic Components Identification

Additionally, we will have tools to help with advanced hardware diagnostics:

  • Ocilliscopes
  • Multi-Meters
  • Bus Pirates

MiniBadge Details

We will have a MiniBadge available at our Community.

Details are still being worked out, but to collect our MiniBadge, come visit our booth for more details on how get this cool MiniBadge.

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Desktop Wallpaper

Our community has desktop wallpaper available for download.