Solder stencil using Shapeoko

in DIY, Sick of Beige by DP | 2 comments

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Peter used a Shapeoko to cut a solder stencil for a Sick of Beige Bus Pirate v4:

I purchased two Sick of Beige Bus Pirate v4 from schazamp on the DangerousPrototypes forums a couple of months ago and have been dragging my feet assembling them. I used hand soldering for the SMD parts on my DIY Bus Pirate v3 bur for v4, I wanted to try making a solder stencil and reflow using a hot air rework station. There have been several articles recently about etching copper and aluminum stencils and also a recent article about using a Cricut to cut a stencil out of overhead transparencies.

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Check out the video after the break.

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Comments

  1. dext0rb says:

    Hrm…how are you supposed to squeegee solder paste over that stencil nicely? It looks like it will damage the squeegee with bits of errant metal.

  2. Peter says:

    I think the magnification and harsh lighting make it look that way. When I run my fingers over either side, it doesn’t catch anywhere and feels smooth except for the drill holes. I will probably do a trial run with toothpaste and an old credit card.

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