[sdiy] DIY reflow soldering, was:There is no fun analogue chips anymore!

Make Noise tony at makenoisemusic.com
Tue Jul 3 20:29:53 CEST 2012


Mark how much does it cost to hire your magic hand to control the temperature on my oven?

Tony Rolando
Make Noise
http://www.makenoisemusic.com

On Jul 3, 2012, at 1:47 PM, mark verbos <mverbos at earthlink.net> wrote:

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> On Jul 1, 2012, at 11:41 AM, Ingo Debus wrote:
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>> Am 01.07.2012 um 03:11 schrieb mark verbos:
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>>> I bought a convection toaster oven at Target for $60 and have very much success doing boards as big as 10" across. 
>>> A stencil helps a lot, but is not required. For me, SMT is vastly superior to through hole. I do still use through hole for panel components and special parts (vactrols for instance).
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>> That's interesting, I have tons of questions :-)
>> What are the smallest parts you have soldered so far?
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> Smallest was 0603, but I usually just use 1206.
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>> How do you do temperature control?
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> I turn the temperature control with my hand.
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>> How do you apply the solder paste if you don't have a stencil? Tiny dabs of solder paste on each pad?
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> You can buy solder paste in a syringe and squeeze it on to each pad. It's slow, but on small boards it's fine.
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>> Can you solder boards with components on both sides, or do the components from the first side fall off while you solder the second one?
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> I have not tried parts on both sides. I am told it works though.
> 
> Mark
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