[sdiy] Christmas Projects - first results

Oren Leavitt obl64 at ix.netcom.com
Fri Dec 28 21:30:09 CET 2012

On 12/27/2012 8:29 AM, Tim Daugard wrote:
> Taught almost 7 year old granddaughter to solder. I was in radio shack
> for a couple parts and she saw a Velman? LED Christmas tree kit. By the
> time we got to the LEDs, she was installing the parts, soldering them in
> and cliping the leads and not wanting ANY help grandpa..  After
> struggling to clip the leads (not enough hand strength yet) on the first
> 8 LEDs she decided I could help some. After she decided on whither to
> use the gold or the silver 9-Volt battery (and showing her how to match
> the circuit board + sign with the battery + sign) she put the battery in
> and it worked first time.
> Still another week and a half of her vacation left.
> Tim Daugard

That is lovely - I'll bet your granddaughter would have loved the P-Box 
kits Radio Shack offered back in the 70's.

Happy Soldering!
- Oren

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