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This course includes content so that you can complete almost all of the requirements to get the Electronics Merit Badge. Unfortunately we cannot help with the soldering or kit building requirements. We do have videos that show how to solder. Our sister site also has a kit that can be purchased that more than covers the soldering requirements.

Check out the Electronics Merit Badge Kit from It includes everything needed to build an Arduino based kit that includes some basic games. This kit meets the soldering requirements needed for the Electronics Merit Badge. Click Here for more details

Below are the list of requirements for the Electronics Merit Badge


  1. Describe the safety precautions you must exercise when using, building, altering or repairing electronic devices.
  2. Do the following:
    (a) Draw a simple schematic diagram. It must show resistors, capacitors and transistors or integrated circuits. Use the correct symbols. Label all parts.
    (b) Tell the purpose of each part.
  3. Do the following:
    (a) Show the right way to solder and desolder.
    (b) Show how to avoid heat damage to electronic components.
    (c) Tell about the function of a printed circuit board. Tell what precautions should be observed when soldering printed circuit boards.
  4. Do the following:
    (a) Discuss each of the following with your merit badge counselor:
    (i) How to use electronics for a control purpose
    (ii) A digital circuit
    (iii) An audio circuit
    (b) Show how to change three decimal numbers into binary numbers and three binary number into decimal numbers.
    (c) Choose ONE of the following three projects. For your project, find or create a schematic diagram. To the best of your ability, explain how the circuit you built operates.
    (i) A control Device
    (ii) A digital Circuit
    (iii) An Audio Circuit
  5. Do the following:
    (a) Show how to solve a simple problem involving current, voltage, and resistance suing Ohm’s law.
    (b) Tell about the need for and the use of test equipment in electronics. Name the three types of test equipment. Tell how they operate.
  6. Find out about three career opportunities in electronics that interest you. Discuss and explain to your counselor what training and education are needed for each position.