Hardware is hard, right? Wrong. Building electronics prototypes has never been easier, and people who have been afraid to do it have nothing to fear. I'll tell you about how I build fancy high end devices with minimal, extremely cheap equipment, how it all works, and how you can do it too. We'll find out how to trick your body into making your hands not shake. We'll look at reflow soldering, the way the electronics assembly industry cheats in every possible way to save time, cost, and effort, and how we can do the same, but better, by hand.
In 2015, someone was wrong on the Internet. To prove a point, I started teaching people how to prototype electronics. By now, I've taken thousands of people from zero to one boards built, and I think I've proved my point. Building electronic prototypes is easy. It has to be, because machines have to do it, and machines are terrible at what they do and have no idea when they've done it wrong. Humans can do better, more precise, and often faster. It just takes a bit of technique, a bit of practice, and a lot of courage. I'll take you through it, show you some fancy boards prototyped that way, and try to give you the confidence to attempt prototyping your own designs.