30 Dec '16, 6pm

Reflow Soldering at Another Level

Reflow Soldering at Another Level

We’re used to reflow soldering of our PCBs at the hacker level, for quite a few years people have been reflowing with toaster ovens, skillets, and similar pieces of domestic equipment and equipping them with temperature controllers and timers. We take one or two boards, screen print a layer of solder paste on the pads by using a stencil, and place our surface-mount components with a pair of tweezers before putting them in the oven. It’s a process that requires care and attention, but it’s fairly straightforward once mastered and we can create small runs of high quality boards.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/12/30/reflow-soldering-at-anothe...

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Mike Szczys on the State of the Hackaday

Mike Szczys on the State of the Hackaday

hackaday.com 30 Dec '16, 7pm

Hey, that’s me! I had the honor of giving a talk at the Hackaday SuperConference in November about our editorial direction...