[Noisebridge-discuss] Surface mount oven?

Jake jake at spaz.org
Wed Apr 18 23:11:49 UTC 2012

On Wed, 18 Apr 2012, Rachel McConnell wrote:
> If the toaster oven Jon (?) donated has gone walkabout, I have a toaster 
> oven I would donate to this cause. Yay reflow soldering! Plus I'll help 
> you mod it.

we will need a heat-tolerant circulation fan, although i wonder if 
"convection" ovens have special magic like airflow patterns in addition to 
magic nonmelting fans.  I already have the thermocouple and controller.

i think i saw the toaster oven that lived with the oscilloscopes and test 
equipment disassembled and left for dead.  unfortunately we have zero 
posted guiedlines about what not to take apart at all, and what should 
only be taken apart if you're going to actually DO SOMETHING with it 
instead of just leaving a mess.

and i think we should start having such posted guidelines.


> -Rachel
> On Apr 18, 2012, at 11:52, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>> I like the idea of having a reflow oven and I am willing to help build it.
>> I will even supply the thermocouple controller and thermocouple and
>> "relay" to turn the thing on and off.
>> Somebody else should supply the convection oven (not an enormous microwave
>> oven sized one please, just a toaster-oven sized one) and the
>> high-temperature black spraypaint.
>> We can follow the procedure listed below and build it together at
>> noisebridge.
>> -jake
>> Kelly wrote:
>> Yeah I think it would be nice to have like... a reflow oven.
>> What do people think of this DIY option:
>> http://ecendesign.okstate.edu/design%20lab/projects/smt_oven/surfacemountoven.htm
>> -K
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