[sdiy] Starting with SMT hand-soldering

Justin Owen juzowen at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 28 19:40:30 CEST 2010

Hey again,

I'd like to try my hand at laying out and hand-soldering an SMT board and thought I'd stop in here to see what advice I could get from those that have done it.

I figured I'd start with 1206 parts but I might get some 603 bits just to check the form, I'll stick with my current iron until I know it's not suitable but I might get a decent magnifying glass on a stand, I've checked YouTube for a few tutorials...

...anything else? I'd be particularly interested in any advice with regards to laying out the board - if there is any.

Ta much,


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