[Noisebridge-discuss] [sudo-discuss] SOIC-14 SOT-8 surface mounting reflow oven?

Jake jake at spaz.org
Fri Jul 10 23:07:37 UTC 2015

you can solder parts like that with an ordinary soldering iron, i can show 
you how.  It's not hard.  Do you have a PC board made yet?

I'm assuming you have two or three chips per board.  If you have like a 
dozen chips per board you might prefer to do it with stencils, which you 
can cut from transparent folder covers (thesis binder cover) with a laser 
cutter.  Then once you have the solder paste in place, you put the chips 
on with tweezers and rest the board on a hotplate for 60 seconds.

the other option is to dispense the solder paste with a 3d printer, like 



On Fri, 10 Jul 2015, Cere Misc wrote:

> So there's this chip that I just gotta have for a project I am working on.  The only problem is that it seems like EVERYTHING in IC form now it packaged in these
> teensy little surface mount chips.  I don't have a small enough soldering iron and I'd rather not hassle with trying to make it work with my shitty equipment.  
> Wondering if sudo or Noisebridge is set up for a solder reflow oven with an accurate temperature control?  Also, I am not totally clear about how I create a
> silkscreen soldering setup for a given PCB design.  Does anyone on this list have a lot of experience with this?
> Thanks,
> Cere

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