Welcome to the IntroSecCon Hardware Hacking village, sponsored by Cyber City Circuits and Mr Blinky Bling and featuring volunteer led workshops from @Blenster, @TechGirlMN, @noidd, and @ednas.

All our workshops are aimed at absolute beginners so if you’ve always wanted to dip your toes into hardware this is the perfect opportunity.

Learn to solder (or up your game) in one of our live-streamed soldering workshops led by Blenster. Need a kit to follow along? Order one from our sponsor Cyber City Circuits here:


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These kits were designed by Mr Blinky Bling to be as beginner-friendly as possible and make a handy flashlight once completed. Batteries included! While you’re there check out their other projects and their amazing subscription boxes!

Interested in learning about Arduino but don’t want to spend a lot of money on random hardware? Explore hardware using the online tool TinkerCAD with @TechGirlMN and learn how to make an Arduino powered dice simulator. You will learn how to wire up the prototype and then how to write the code.

What do you do when you can’t find an ‘Arduino-compatible’ or other ‘pre-built’ board for you to hook up to your circuit? You learn to Navigate amongst the Chinese vendors and how to read a datasheet. Reading a datasheet can be intimidating but @noidd will show you how to create with components that are “off the beaten path”.

What’s a resistor? How do you use a capacitor? 

Looking to learn the basics about electronics components? In this talk you will learn the basics about resistors and capacitors, the key differences between them and the equations that we use with them. Join this talk with @ednas and explore the introductory concepts for getting started with electronics. 

A black circular circuit board with eight LEDs outlining the edge and a resistor along the bottom. Just beneath the resistor is the text "www.mrblinkbling.com GET NOTICED!"


 9:00 AM – Welcoming remarks and first Through Hole Soldering Class/Demo with @Blenster

10:00 AM – Resistors, Capacitors and Electronic Components, oh my! with @ednas

11:00 AM – Surface Mount Soldering – Live demonstration w/tips & tricks with @Blenster

11:30 AM – Tinkercad 102 with @techgirlmn

 1:00 PM – Resistors, Capacitors and Electronic Components, oh my! with @ednas 

 2:00 PM – How to use a Multimeter and Oscilloscope to measure things with @Blenster

 3:00 PM – Second Through Hole Soldering Class/Demo with @Blenster

 4:00 PM – When there’s no module, CHEAT! – Datasheets and You. @noidd