On Saturday I went to the local MERG meeting where there was a presentation on “Introduction to Electronics”. This was followed by a soldering session where we could put together a kit. I purchased a LED dimmer kit to work on. The day was attended by two fellow club members and about a half a dozen other interested people. It was very informative and I guess the soldering session was where I gained some confidence in soldering on a small piece of strip board. During the soldering session, I could not differentiate between two ceramic capacitors so I could not complete the kit. I had to wait until I got home, and it was not until this afternoon that I put the items under the magnifying glass to read the writing on them to differentiate them.
So this afternoon in the shed, I finished off the soldering of this kit and installed the five jumper wire connections. I do not have a 12 volt power supply to test the kits, so I might have to make one of those as well. After completing the LED dimmer kit, I decided to put together a multi purpose flasher kit, which I finished. I had previously purchase three of these as well as another LED dimmer kit in a bulk order from MERG in the UK with a couple of other club mates.
So not much modelling related activities this week. I just can’t get motivated to work on the Waiting Shed for Glenapp Loop.