Woot! My first True SMD soldering job!

Yay! I finally soldered my first SMD chip package! (And it didn't explode!)

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guyfrom7up9 years ago
nice job, for it to be really easy, just get some soldering paste from dealextreme for like 4 dollars and just put everything on an old skillet.
Have you tried it? I'm actually thinking about doing my soldering by hand, or with a hot-air gun...
I will try it very soon, I'm almost done with the pcb designing of my most complicated circuit made completely by my self. It contains about 25 parts and it's going to be tiny. I'll see then! Sparkfun did it and said it was the best way.
Yeah, but that technique is used mostly by people who are doing batch production, since its quicker. However, most of the sites that I've seen don't even bring up that technique for one-board jobs. My board, that I've designed by myself as well, has 50+ parts... all in a 2.5"x1.5" area :P I'm thinking about redesigning it, putting the parts on both sides, now that I'm not using reflow...
well, I'm just doing this meathod because My soldering iron tip is fat. I have about 27 components in a very very small area. about 1 inch by half an inch
T3h_Muffinator (author)  guyfrom7up9 years ago
I was thinking about using solder paste, but couldn't find any X_X
LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
Congrats! It looked horrrible until I realized how small it was. You have skillz
T3h_Muffinator (author)  LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
Haha! Thanks!
Congrats on the shiny!
Its not a shiny, you peasant! Its a shiny with not-so-shiny-bumpies!
(bumpy refers to the components, d'oy)
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