[sdiy] Opinion poll - Through Hole ~vs~ SMT

Veronica Merryfield veronica at merryfield.ca
Thu Jun 7 20:00:36 CEST 2012

I have found my limitation on DIY SMT is my eye sight (astigmatisms) but with a decent visor and lighting, I have no problem soldering them. However, when I am doing proto boards on a budget, I get the SMT parts pre-stuffed and do the rest in thru hole. This works to be a pretty good compromise and fairly economic. If I were having to do all my own soldering I would prefer not to have to do the SMT parts if I had the choice.

My 2pw.

On 2012-06-07, at 6:45 AM, Harry Bissell wrote:

> What technology would you like to see new DIY projects in (as in PCBs you would stuff yourself)
> SMT or Through-hole ?
> SMT would be no smaller than 0603 resistors and no fine pitch ICs
> Through Hole is standard DIP and 1/4W resistors...
> Would you prefer pre-stuffed SMT boards ?
> H^) harry
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