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

Cere Misc cere.misc at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 02:06:57 UTC 2015

Thanks for the note Jake.  I feel like my solder tip at home is going to be
too big for this, but thanks for the vote of confidence.  I was thinking
about just getting a smt board from Adafruit and going from there instead
of all this crazy stencil stuff.  Seems like a lot of work for just one or
two boards.

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 4:07 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> 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
> this:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgXtRDVvhdU
> -jake
> 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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