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SMD for terrified beginners

In order to reflect on internet of things related topics, a critical element is having internet connected hardware that works. This workshop allows you to endeavour into better understanding and experiencing what it takes to build IoT products.

SMD Soldering

You know those tiny little components in modern electronic devices? It’s both possible and easy to assemble those by hand. You can do it, and during this workshop you will learn how! We’ll be replicating, in a scaled-down and de-automated way, all the steps that happen in an electronics assembly factory. Think you don’t have the tools? Think you can’t manually place 0402s? Everything is possible with patience and practice. The equipment is minimal and you probably already have it.

This workshop will allow you to understand what it takes to assemble a working printed circuit board. By going through this process manually, the often ‘hidden’ assembly process will be brought to the foreground in order to better understand what is actually going on.

This workshop is hosted by Kliment Yanev

Program Day 1

Our program on Thursday the 12th

Day 1 of Thingscon 2019 we will shape the future narratives of the responsible IoT and beyond together. You can dive deep with peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond:

Full program

Program Day 2

Our program on Friday the 13th

Day 2 of Thingscon 2019 is about the current state of the responsible IoT. You can get inspiration from thought leaders and practitioners from the field, get hands-on with the latest tools & insights and be part of the leading discours. To end Thingscon will present a State of the Responsible IoT in 2019:

Full program


12 / 13 December, Rotterdam

Date and time

Thursday, 12 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 19:00 (CET)
Friday, 13 dec. 2019, 09:00 – 20:00 (CET)


Het Nieuwe Instituut
25 Museumpark, 3015 CB Rotterdam (map)