[sdiy] To SMT orNot to SMT.. that is my question

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Fri Dec 20 12:21:12 CET 2013


We have received a number of requests for us to offer SMT DIY kits as they come out, and there's more information out there about assembly etc so the fear factor seems in decline. It won't be for everyone, but we will carry SMT kits as part of our strategy. 


On Dec 19, 2013, at 9:35 PM, Michael Bachman <bachmanm50 at gmail.com> wrote:

> OK, I just spent the last year working on a analog sound card.
> 
> It was at the point of needing a revision.. so I did it.. in SMT.
> 
> Now I am wondering if this was a mistake..(and big waste of my Holiday
> vacation)
> Can your average DIYer build and SMT board?
> 
> The smallest part is a SOT23, resistors and caps are 1206, the ICs are
> all SOIC.. no fine pitch.
> 
> I don't see any DIY kits out there in SMT.. they are all still TH.
> 
> The size is nice, a 35% reduction  and SMT parts are more
> prevalent..stuffing houses love SMT...but I am about to rip up the
> whole layout and go back to TH.
> 
> Opinions?
> 
> Mike
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