Soldering with Jenn


Written by Jenn who lives and works in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. She likes the smell of solder, building blinky things, and having awesome nails. You should follow her on Twitter


April 11, 2019

This is the second capacitance meter I have built. This one is a bit smaller than the other but works great. Once again I was impressed by…

Decade Resistance Box

February 15, 2019

A decade resistance box is a great way to have thousands of resistor values available without having thousands of resistors. This kit was…


January 30, 2019

This is the second kit from Boldport . It has ruined kit packaging for me forever. It was so nice. The completed board is just really…

Tiny Engineer Superhero Emergency Kit

January 25, 2019

This is the first kit I completed from Boldport . I selected it because my husband had requested I solder something for him . I needed…

Capacitance Meter

January 20, 2019

This kit was also selected via a poll . There were minimal directions and I had to work off of the schematic and PCB labels. Sorting…

Power Supply

January 11, 2019

This kit was selected via a poll . It was my first time working with fuses and I forgot to buy a separate power supply. I had to improvise…

Circuit Classics

January 05, 2019

This build was the three classic kits offered by Circuit Classics . It was the first time I messed up bending the legs of a chip.

Blinky Skull

December 30, 2018

A solar powered skull pendant is practically the perfect project for me. This was a quick build as it is more or less the combination of…

HackerBox #25

December 24, 2018

Because I was going through so many soldering kits, I was gifted a bunch of them for Christrmas. HackerBox #25 was full of LED badges and…

Function Generator

December 14, 2018

Having an oscilloscope is great and all, but I had nothing to use it with. Hence, I made my own function generator . Unlike the previous…


December 01, 2018

Oscilloscopes are commonly found on electronics workbenches. Instead of buying one, I built my own . They are used to view how voltage…

Heart Pendant and Night Light

November 25, 2018

Instead of doing laundry, I created a small heart pendant . This was my first time doing surface mount soldering. I actually did not have…

IoT Pi Printer

November 09, 2018

This little printer was my first Arduino project. The most difficult part, was finding a keyboard in my house to hook the Raspberry Pi up…

Game of Life

November 03, 2018

I remember playing Conway’s Game of Life on my mother’s computer when I was younger. I loved trying to make gliders and watch the board…


October 20, 2018

Building my own calculator was a blast but it also made me hate peeling things. Seriously, I spent over an hour just peeling blue plastic…

Minty Synth

October 13, 2018

This was my first big project . Estatic with my earlier success, I started looking for all the beginner soldering kits I could find…

Angry Crafting

October 06, 2018

Even though I had only been soldering for a couple of weeks, making things made me feel better. In this soldering session I completed…

Unicorn Pin

October 05, 2018

The first project that I did a full progress thread was a unicorn pin. It is a very simple soldering project with only three pieces to…

Fuzzy headband

September 29, 2018

The first thing I ever soldered was a fuzzy light up headband. I bought the project before I even had a soldering iron. I was so excited to…