Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering - smd - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:59:19 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY slim NeoPixel strip with Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-slim-NeoPixel-strip-with-Spark-Core/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:04:25 PST
Soldering tiny SMD components the easy and fast way (with a hotplate) http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-tiny-SMD-components-the-easy-and-fast-wa/
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:30:15 PST
Soldering basic SMD http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-basic-SMD/
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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 07:38:01 PDT
Soldering Assistant http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Assistant/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/TQW4/H0OD8ZVD/FTWTQW4H0OD8ZVD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/TQW4/H0OD8ZVD/FTWTQW4H0OD8ZVD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/TQW4/H0OD8ZVD/FTWTQW4H0OD8ZVD.SMALL.jpg foxxtrotalpha NEW!: I have added the adjustable base, so whether you're fine soldering on surface parallel to your bench top, or you prefer to have your board at an angle, this can accommodate your needs! stay tuned, fume extra will be done soon! The soldering assistant is a project idea I had to have my solder...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 17:46:57 PDT
How to hand-solder a PowerPad IC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-hand-solder-a-PowerPad-IC/
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Sat, 3 Oct 2009 11:02:29 PDT
How to neatly solder (without loads of wires!) decoupling caps on SMT microcontrollers. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-neatly-solder-without-loads-of-wires-dec/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2009 05:25:43 PDT
Intro into SMD Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-into-SMD-Soldering/
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Sun, 16 Dec 2007 19:19:40 PST
INSANELY HOT DIY Hot Air Soldering iron @ 15 Volts DC and 3.5 amps...PART II http://www.instructables.com/id/INSANELY-HOT-DIY-Hot-Air-Soldering-iron-%40-15-Volts/
INSANELY HOT DIY Hot Air Soldering iron @ 15 Volts DC and 3.5 amps...PART II - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/20K6/F6PC9JZ1/F6720K6F6PC9JZ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/20K6/F6PC9JZ1/F6720K6F6PC9JZ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/20K6/F6PC9JZ1/F6720K6F6PC9JZ1.SMALL.jpg OzzyRoo 359 degrees centigrade and with room for more ;) This is the permanent version to my earlier prototype. I have added adjustable nozzles, used a smaller heater element and of all things, butchered a scooter handle to hold it all together. If you look at this and my other instructable, you are surely ...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2007 23:54:44 PDT