Photographer Benjamin “Ben” Perlin is based in Nashville, Tennessee, where he volunteers for several nonprofit organizations in his spare time. Interested in emergent technology, Benjamin Perlin is a longtime member of the Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society.
One of the primary functions of the Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society is to help members become more proficient in fundamental technologic skills. One of the ways the organization does this is through a video series focused on teaching the basics of soldering — the process of using a material called solder to permanently join one metal to another. This technique is most commonly used to affix materials to circuit boards.
It is important to use solder to join components to the board if one wants a circuit to last for more than a few days. Not only is the soldering material a good adhesive, it is also very conductive and promotes the flow of the electric current between components. Visit mtras.com to see the video series and learn more about the fundamentals of soldering.
Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society
Photographer and engineering enthusiast Benjamin “Ben” Perlin is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Benjamin Perlin is highly interested in robotics and has been a member of the Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society for eight years.
The Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society is a collective of robotics enthusiasts and makers of all types in Nashville, Tennessee. It welcomes anyone with an interest in robotics, whether they are professionals or completely new to the field.
Monthly meetings allow members to share their robotic projects with others in a show-and-tell format. Everyone is welcome to make a presentation, and projects are generally shared at various points throughout their creation.
Meetings are generally followed by workshops. Workshops sometimes feature formal training sessions. They often provide time and space for members to collaborate on group projects or work independently alongside fellow makers.
Meetings take place at the Adventure Science Center at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month, and workshops follow at 1:30 p.m.