Basic Soldering Skills for Cosplay and Haunters

Instructor: Steve Koci
Format: Hands-on Workshop

In this workshop you assemble a simple LED Flicker light by soldering components to a printed circuit board. You will learn the fundamental techniques that will allow you to beginning assembling more advance Halloween props. You keep the flicker light at the end of the workshop.

Steve Koci, “Halstaff”
Steve “Halstaff” Koci, is a writer for Nuts and Volts and Servo magazines on a variety of animatronic topics. He wrote a monthly column for 2 ½ years in Servo Magazine on Do It Yourself Animatronics. His creations have graced the covers of both magazines.

He has taught numerous classes at Halloween conventions around the country in order to pass on some of the lessons he has learned. These presentations cover a broad range of topics pertaining to the construction and operation of home built animatronics.

Steve has been an avid haunter for over 10 years and created a diverse assortment of unique characters and props. His haunt features over 45 animated props; all built by Steve with many being directed by controllers of his own design. His love for Halloween has inspired him to become proficient in many skills and techniques that allow him to bring his motley cast of characters to life.

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