BFX tipped us to this video of professional soldering techniques in the comments of our Soldering the 8bit PIC SchmartBOARD post. The video shows how to prepare, solder, and clean a board with SMT components. Amongst other things, this tutorial shows how to solder one side of a fine pitch QFP device in one swoop […]
EEVblog made a SMD hand soldering tutorial. In the video Dave explains how to solder small SMD capacitors and resistors, all the standard size pitches for ICs up to a 0.5mm pitch, as well as some tips how to use large thermal pads, like adding thermal paste or preheating the board and the IC.
The Bus Pirate v3/SOIC protoboard is back in stock at Seeed Studio. Get one for $10.
How comfortable are you with surface mount parts? Would you build a kit that included some or all surface mount components? Seeed Studio will stock our next few projects as both a kit and assembled hardware. Some kits will include all SMD parts in 0805, SSOP, and other small packages, like the Bus Pirate and […]