[Noisebridge-discuss] Surface mount oven?

Jake jake at spaz.org
Thu Apr 19 05:58:37 UTC 2012

Yes i like the link you sent.  It seems that me and Rachel are going to 
build one when we get an appropriate oven to start with, a.k.a. a smallish 
convection oven.

we already have a hot-air rework station, although we don't have a heating 
station (heats the bottom and top of the board in prep for rework).
However, i do own a heating station and I will see if it hasn't been 
thrown out yet, and bring it to noisebridge.

I think the oven thing will be a step in the right direction, because we 
should develop the ability to build complex boards with lots of 
surfacemount parts without having to laboriously solder everything by 
hand.  This oven will move us in that direction.

also, we will have to teach the mill to etch circuitboards faster and more 
quietly, and teach the replicators to dispense solder paste onto boards 
for us, or use the laser engraver to etch solder paste masks.

and we should start a system of labeling our test equipment and tools so 
nothing else gets mistaken for hack materials, and taken apart by bored 
occupiers trying to look like they're hacking so they don't get kicked 


On Wed, 18 Apr 2012, Kelly wrote:

> Yeah the new reflow oven will need extensive and obvious labeling.
> So that design I linked to looks doable? I have really no idea.
> Also about half the people I tell this to advocate using something
> other than an oven for solder paste surface mounting. The focal heat
> gun thing and hot plates are both apparently popular. Do those seem
> like useful additional tools but not a replacement for a reflow oven?
> -Kelly
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 16:11, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>> 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.
>> -jake
>>> -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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