If you follow this instructables you'll soon see just what great results you can obtain at home using just a hotplate.
It's not just being able to make small circuit boards that makes SMT soldering so good it's also a nicer way to solder. All the 'hard' work is in placing the components. You then only need to reflow the solder for about 5-7 minutes and your done.
No more long soldering sessions spent hunched over a hot soldering iron breathing in all those fumes.
All you need is the PCB, some solder paste, the SMD components and a hotplate.
If you'd like a kit that includes the PCB, components and solder paste then follow this link
SMD MOSFET Driver Kit
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Step 1: Gather all the parts
Make sure you know which resistor is which, they are each marked as shown.
Also ensure that the diode will go in the correct way round. The cathode, the end you want connected to the positive rail, is marked with a line.