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Solder bridges checking

Posted on Sunday, September 11th, 2011 in BP v4, Bus Pirate by Ian

LongHairedHacker shared an SMD soldering experience while building the Bus Pirate v4:

A good way of checking for solder bridges is having a bright lamp shining through the pcb. The light will shine through the gaps between the pins, while any solder between them will totally block it.

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