Electronics & Soldering

Starter kits for several electronics development platforms are available for use in the Makerspace@KSL. Both the Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits can also be checked out for 3 days.

Kits Available

Arduino kit

Arduino SparkFun Inventor’s Kit

The Arduino is a an open-source electronics platform. It can be attached to sensors, motors, and other components to make interactive projects.

Available for 3-day checkout

raspberry pi kit

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

The Raspbery Pi is a credit card-sized computer that runs a variety of the Linux operating system. Learn to program in Python, set up a web server, or create your own media server!

Available for 3-day checkout

makey makey

Makey Makey

Makey Makey shows you how to create simple circuits using your hands and many other everyday objects.

little bits deluxe kit

Little Bits Deluxe Kit

LittleBits lets you create circuits using these magnetic pieces which interlock to make sound, move, and light up. With many parts and combinations, you can create all sorts of projects

Soldering iron

Hakko-FX888D Soldering Iron

You will need to sign a liability waiver and view training videos before using the soldering station. See Soldering Training below for more information.


Soldering Training

Brief training is required before using the soldering station for the first time. Training can be conducted in advance by reviewing the following materials online:

When you come to the Makerspace, you’ll also need to sign a liability waiver.


Looking for Help?


Contact our knowledgeable staff for assistance. Any level of experience welcome.

Email us for an appointment: kenanmakerspace@unc.edu


Learners from all levels of experience can take advantage of our Electronics workshop series.

View Electronics workshops ›

Video Tutorials

Watch 3D imaging video tutorials for free using your Onyen login on LinkedIn Learning.

View LinkedIn Learning tutorials ›