This novel low-cost, low-power learn-to-solder kit was inspired by an Ingenuity Festival performance project created by CWRU graduate students Daniel Tan and Nathan Makowski. The performance was called Life Illuminated (see video).
Undergraduate student Dan Dichek collaborated with Daniel Tan and Nathan Makowski to transform the concept into a "Learn to Solder" kit, useful for K-12 outreach. The device measures the electric signals generated by human muscles and displays them on an LED bar graph. It is intended to be used for learn-to-solder workshops, and as a human-machine interface for other student projects.
Bird Technologies of Solon, OH contributed to and manufactured the final product. Several prototypes were made with the think[box] PCB router.
Link to informational brochure
Daniel Dichek - firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Tan - email@example.com
Nathan Makowski - firstname.lastname@example.org