Electronic Soldering Maker Do It Yourself (DIY) Kits

Think With Your Hands

New research suggests that we think with our hands as much as our brains. Electronic DIY kits are a fast path to begin making, tinkering, and learning through hands-on activities. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has a variety of prepacked kits for those interested in soldering, and basic analog, digital, or microcontroller circuits, or just cool things to make! 

"The best new job hires are those that stepped out of the classroom and got involved in hands-on projects early. Those people learn far more than those who just went to class.” - hirees

  • The majority of the kits are free while more complex kits, such as Bluetooth devices, remain very low in cost. 
  • Some of the kits are designed by students or staff. We encourage you to take the step into designing your own product kit. 
  • Kits have been prepped into bags with all the parts necessary to begin building and learning on campus or at home.
     

Learn by Making

Want to learn more about transistors or other circuit components? Take a kit that uses those components of interest and make it! Then connect the product you've built to the oscilloscope and see and learn how the circuit operates. Every product below was designed by someone with electrical and computer engineering knowhow. Pick two or more products below and add that knowhow to your stock of understanding. This is one of the most enjoyable ways to teach yourself and gain knowhow beyond the books. 

Innovation Lab Makerspace Assistants

Need help understanding the circuit schematic -->>circuit operation? Ask our maker assistants and staff to help. Engineering student assistants and staff are available to help you assemble and solder electronic kits or help you with your personal project!
Would you like to design your own product including designing a printed circuit board? It's often the best way to learn! We can help you take that idea into the physical realm.

WARNING: PLAY AREA   WARNING: PLAY AREA

Take a deep breath, hold it, now relax and enter the makerspace for a bit of electrified play.

Maker Soldering Kits Available

The following DIY Kits must be soldered and assembled from discrete components that come in bags.
The exception to this are those few kits marked Module come fully soldered and assembled.

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CLOCK W TEMPERATURE ++

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METAL DETECTOR

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VIDEO - METAL DETECTOR

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FUNCTION GENERATOR

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BLUETOOTH STEREO SPEAKER

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TESLA COIL MINI

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Tesla Wirelessly Transmit Electricity

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ELECTRONIC PIANO

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LED WINDMILL. SPEED CONTROL

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Christmas Tree RGB LED

VIDEO - CHRISTMAS TREE

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LED GYRO

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STAR LED RED, BLUE, or GREEN

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VOICE RECORDER - PLAYBACK

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LED RACER

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BLUETOOTH REMOTE CONTROL CAR

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FM TRANSMITTER

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WALKIE TALKIE

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ELECTRONIC 16 MUSIC/SOUND GENERATOR

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DIGITAL CLOCK

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AM/FM PORTABLE RADIO RECEIVER

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VALENTINE DAY LED HEART
Popular around Valentine's Day

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SWINGING BELLS WOBBLY WIND BELL 95 LEDS TRANSISTORS

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MULTI-CHANNEL WAVEFORM FUNCTION GENERATOR

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Example Bluetooth Speaker Project
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Bluetooth Speaker Amplifier Module

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HUMAN BODY REACTION SPEED TEST

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SMD SOLDERING TRAINER BOARD ROTATING FLASHING

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SMD SOLDERING TRAINER BOARD FLASHING

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SMD Training Board LQFP44 Rotating Flashing

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STEREO FM RADIO RECEIVER

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VOICE CONTROL ROTATING LED LIGHT

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ELECTRONIC HOURGLASS

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LINE FOLLOWING ROBOT CAR W COLLISION DETECTION

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LED STROBE LIGHTS BICYCLE, PARTY, MOOD

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DIGITAL WATCH

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DIGITAL DC VOLTMETER

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VOICE CONTROLLED LED
Wearables Module Expansion

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Class C 18 WATT AUDIO AMPLIFIER

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WHEEL OF FURTUNE

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DREAM LED

Soldering Kits Designed by Students/Faculty

  1. Electrical Guitar Echo & Reverb Pedal Kit.
  2. RGB Led String Arduino Controller kit.
  3. Digital Dice Kit.
  4. IR Laser Tag Kit.
  5. SMD Electric Piano.

REDHAWK RAINBOW LED BOARD

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This is a popular board for promotional and fundraising events, quick soldering workshops, or just for fun. Ages 7 and up. Assembly Time (3 - 7 minutes when using soldering fountain-pot.
Original design by Student Kay McKenzie