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PCB assembly tips: the making of the AASaver

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Last March Ray presented his design of a portable breadboard power supply with a selectable voltage using the Microchip MCP1640 boost converter he dubbed the AASaver. After receiving and assembling batches of AASaver PCBs he wrote this tutorial explaining the techniques he uses to manually assemble the boards into a...

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Simple surface mount reflow process done at home

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U48Nose31d4[/embed] This video explains a simple reflow PCB assembly technique. The board is first prepped with solderpaste using a stencil. Then a manual pick and place machine populates the board. This is followed by a 5-6 minute cook in the reflow oven.

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