Introduction to Soldering and EEPROM—2 Days—Friday & Saturday, March 3-4

$950.00 - $1,200.00
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  • Item #: 15571
    EZ #: CLASS
    Model: AKS-EDU-EEPROM-01
  • Manufacturer: American Key Supply


Upcoming Dates: September 9-10 (Friday-Satruday)
Times: 9am-5pm
Location: American Key Supply
Las Vegas, NV
Food & Drink: A light breakfast & lunch will be provided as well as water, coffee, sodas and snacks throughout the class. Please notify us if you have any special dietary restrictions. And no, requiring Kopi Luwak doesn't count as a dietary restriction.
Class Size: 15-20 students
Instructors: Brandon Tucker
Expert Key Solutions
Eric Lambert
The Locksmith Co
Tennesse & Kentucky
Eric Demers
Advanced Key Solutions
Class Description:

This hands-on classroom training serves to introduce the topics of advanced EEPROM programming methods that require soldering irons and specialized device programmers. Students will develop an understanding of memory functionality, discover various methods of reading and processing BIN files, and participate in practical training on surface-mount soldering and de-soldering.


  • The science of soldering
  • Soldering iron anatomy and basics
  • Cored and multicored soldering wires
  • Soldering station benefits, including hot air rework
  • Tip selection and use cases for iron work and hot air
  • Flux types and practical applications
  • PCB construction and characteristics
  • ESD (electrical static discharge)
  • Soldering through hole and surface-mounted components
  • Post-solder cleaning and inspection (microscope)
  • Exploring Surface-Mount Technology (SMT)—DIP, SOIC, PLCC, QFP
  • Practical application (as time allows)


  • Hexadecimal vs. ASCII
  • The anatomy of an EEPROM and recognizing pin location
  • How to identify an EEPROM and decode its original manufacture, size, & capacity
  • Reading an EEPROM, immobilizer, & ECU memory out-of-circuit
  • Reading an EEPROM, immobilizer, & ECU memory in-circuit (and its challenges)
  • Component removal techniques
  • Solder removal techniques
  • Verifying read/write data integrity
  • BIN files for used module replacement and key making
  • Introduction to microcontrollers (MCU)
  • In-circuit MCU data harvesting
  • Connectivity tips and tricks (no diagram present)  
  • The benefits of a quality microscope
  • Practical application (as time allows)
  • Overview of locksmith related specialty programmers
  • Security bypass potential of applicable memory using specialty programmers

Featured Hardware:

Some of the products discussed or used in class include:

  • Memory Device Readers:
    • Xhorse VVDI Prog
    • Orange5
    • SMOK
  • Transponder Configuration/Programmers
    • Scorpio Tango
    • TMPro2
  • All-in-Ones
    • AutoProPAD G2 Turbo
    • Autel IM608 Pro

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, students will gain an understanding of advanced immobilizer and ECU programming techniques, which may require soldering/desoldering of components or wires onto a PCB using specialty tools.

As with all of our classes, there will be exclusive deals for students on most or all of the products we cover in the classes.
Cost: $950 (bring your own tools)
$1200 (includes soldering station and hot air rework station)
  • If, when attempting to add the class to your shopping cart, it says Out Of Stock, the class is full. You may still check out to be added to the waiting list and you will be contacted by a member of our staff.
  • The seats for this class are limited. If you cancel without enough notice, seats go unncessarily unfilled. If you need to cancel, we would appreciate if you do so at least 7 days before the event. Cancellations between 2 and 7 days before the class will be issued a 50% refund. Cancellations made in less than 2 days before the class will not receive a refund.


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