What is Acid Solder Club?

Acid Solder Club was founded by electronics and soldering freak Veerle Pennock in 2019 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It started with an idea and wish for creating a new type of makerspace with a focus on DIY electronics, hardware hacking, sensors and interaction, electronic instruments and interface design, modular synths and of course most important: soldering!

Acid Solder Club’s aim is to be a communal playground, where through various meetups and workshops, knowledge and skills regarding soldering, repair work, (DIY) electronics and much more can be shared amongst the community. From hermit basement hobbyists to social butterflies, both young and old, beginner and advanced, artists and musicians, looking for a new technological skills to conquer and master! 

It’s is a place where a peer-to-peer learning environment and support system is made together, and where there is not one teacher just ‘sending signals’ outwards onto others, but to build a strong community system where we can learn from and with each other.

Also, it is my personal mission to get as much people soldering and into working with diy electronics, in the hope to save more machines and components from being thrown on the dump and discarded. And perhaps by doing this and spreading the word, we can change our ways and relationships towards machines and devices, and enable users to feel more confident into doing their own building and repair works.

Check out the Event page for upcoming Acid Solder Club events!

generally ACID SOLDER CLUB open soldering eventings (free entrance) are every other Thursdays evenings (18:00 22:00) and some Saturday middays (12:00-17:00). You will find info about open workspace days via socials and website.

During these open workspace moments you can bring your DIY Electronics projects and use workspace facilities such as oscilloscopes, lab power supply’s, soldering irons and tools available int the workspace.

Donations are appreciated during these free events, since they keep the workspace going and are used for buying new materials such as solder, new tools and cover the costs of some general components and materials.

We also have a community Discord with Acid Solder Club attendees and others, where we share knowledge about the current projects we are working on, share how-to’s and tutorials and update each other about upcoming events to visit together!