Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - soldering - pcb http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:16:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 PCB Assembly Fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Assembly-Fixture/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:44:39 PDT
Hot Plate Soldering using Low Temperature Solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Plate-Soldering-using-Low-Temperature-Solder/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:17:53 PDT
Solderdoodle Pro 2.0: USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Pro-20-USB-Rechargeable-Soldering-Iro/
Solderdoodle Pro 2.0: USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/E6DZ/I3PJR6UG/FJEE6DZI3PJR6UG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/E6DZ/I3PJR6UG/FJEE6DZI3PJR6UG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/E6DZ/I3PJR6UG/FJEE6DZI3PJR6UG.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solderdoodle Pro 3D Print Finishing Tool attachments and pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/cord...Solderdoodle Pro does what other portable soldering irons have failed to do, and that’s the ability ...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:40:16 PST
Soldering headers without drilling holes http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-headers-without-drilling-holes/
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 06:37:55 PDT
PCB Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Repair/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:59:54 PDT
Surface Mount Soldering (Pinoccio touch sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Surface-Mount-Soldering-Pinoccio-touch-sensor/
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:27:49 PDT
How to make Hand Made PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Hand-Made-PCB/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:15:48 PDT
Magnetic PCB Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-PCB-Holder/
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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:15:25 PDT
Soldering stencils for DIY circuit boards. http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-stencils-for-DIY-circuit-boards/
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 12:19:36 PDT
How To Make A PCB / PCB Making Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-PCB-PCB-Making-Guide/
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:28:48 PDT
PCB DRILL http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-DRILL/
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Thu, 20 Jun 2013 05:19:23 PDT
Home made PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-PCB-step-by-step/
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Wed, 8 May 2013 23:13:34 PDT
T962A SMD Reflow Oven Fix/Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/T962A-SMD-Reflow-Oven-FixHack/
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Tue, 7 May 2013 17:33:55 PDT
I-CAN-HOLD: MULTIPURPOSE PCB HOLDER http://www.instructables.com/id/i-Can-Hold-Multipurpose-PCB-Holder/
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 14:43:54 PDT
Professional Home Brew PCB: Creating a solder mask using UV curable paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Professional-Home-Brew-PCB-Creating-a-solder-mask/
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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 07:32:38 PDT
The tech tree!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-tech-tree/
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:13:02 PDT
PCB Soldering Tip #3: Bend Leads http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Soldering-Tip-3-Bend-Leads/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/D8XM/H5IRW0SB/FYLD8XMH5IRW0SB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/D8XM/H5IRW0SB/FYLD8XMH5IRW0SB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/D8XM/H5IRW0SB/FYLD8XMH5IRW0SB.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos If you're trying to solder through-hole components with long leads into a PCB, here's a simple tip that will keep them in place while your board is upside down and you join lead and pad.  Just place your component where you want it and on the underside of the board, bend the leads sharply to the sid...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 19:28:43 PDT
PCB Soldering Tip #2: Corners First http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Soldering-Tip-2-Corners-First/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/UGIU/H5EDUE50/FANUGIUH5EDUE50.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/UGIU/H5EDUE50/FANUGIUH5EDUE50.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/UGIU/H5EDUE50/FANUGIUH5EDUE50.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos If you solder up a component with lots of pins into a PCB, then realize it's crooked, you'll have quite the time trying to correct your error.  I learned the hard way, and I've since taught myself this simple trick.  With your component inserted into the board in its place (see PCB Soldering Tip #1:...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 18:13:24 PDT
PCB Soldering Tip #1: Tape http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Soldering-Tip-1-Tape/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/LFUT/H5ECNAP0/FXHLFUTH5ECNAP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/LFUT/H5ECNAP0/FXHLFUTH5ECNAP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/LFUT/H5ECNAP0/FXHLFUTH5ECNAP0.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos Solder through-hole components into a PCB isn't the smoothest process for the DIYer.  The components go in from the top but are soldered from the bottom, leading to lots of issues if the component leads can't be bent to the sides to hold the component in place.  By  taping the component on the top s...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 18:05:35 PDT
How to make DIY Solder Paste for tinning PCBs at home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-DIY-Solder-Paste-for-tinning-PCBs-at-h/
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:10:38 PDT
Cleaning up your PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-up-your-PCB/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/YXH1/H4AG916D/FWHYXH1H4AG916D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/YXH1/H4AG916D/FWHYXH1H4AG916D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/YXH1/H4AG916D/FWHYXH1H4AG916D.SMALL.jpg Dave-T I use flux for all my soldering. It tends to leave a yellow residue I am sure most people who have soldered something are familiar with. So I found an easy, and cheap, way to clean up my solder areas while I am working. You will need an acid brush (the cheap type with the tin handle), a liquid disp...
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:33:31 PDT
Using Fun-Tak to Assemble PCBs http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Fun-Tak-to-Assemble-PCBs/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/XZCL/H3Z3P20Y/FO0XZCLH3Z3P20Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/XZCL/H3Z3P20Y/FO0XZCLH3Z3P20Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/XZCL/H3Z3P20Y/FO0XZCLH3Z3P20Y.SMALL.jpg ProvideYourOwn Holding through hole components in place while you flip the board upside down is a perennial challenge. Most people suggest bending the component leads, but this is not an ideal solution. First, it only works for components with long leads; it doesn't work with IC sockets, headers, etc. Second, comp...
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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 22:32:35 PDT
How to strip short pieces of thin (0.7mm) PTFE (teflon) coated wire at both ends http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-strip-short-pieces-of-thin-07mm-PTFE-te/
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Tue, 8 May 2012 08:04:18 PDT
Circuit Board Holder ( 4 Da Poor Man) http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Holder-4-da-po-man/
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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:05:01 PDT
Beginner's Guide to Solder Paste http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Guide-to-Solder-Paste/
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Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:16:51 PDT
PCB.CHECK IT OUT!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/PCBCHECK-IT-OUT/
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:37:36 PST
ADJUSTABLE PCB VICE http://www.instructables.com/id/ADJUSTABLE-PCB-VICE/
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Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:29:14 PST
Modified laminator for PCB Toner transfer http://www.instructables.com/id/Modified-laminator-for-PCB-Toner-transfer/
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Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:03:57 PDT
DIY Customized Circuit Board (PCB Making) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Customized-Circuit-Board-Made-Easy/
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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 08:54:15 PDT
Circuit board Nameplate http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-board-Nameplate/
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Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:08:01 PST
Home reflow SMD soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-reflow-SMD-soldering/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/WZHW/G56ZTY87/FN8WZHWG56ZTY87.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/WZHW/G56ZTY87/FN8WZHWG56ZTY87.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/WZHW/G56ZTY87/FN8WZHWG56ZTY87.SMALL.jpg dafonso This video shows one method of doing home reflow soldering. This is a toaster oven method using a thermocouple and a solder paste kit.
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Tue, 2 Feb 2010 10:53:57 PST
How to Solder in 30 Seconds http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-in-30-Seconds/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/Y1RX/FY7M6NZ9/FWDY1RXFY7M6NZ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/Y1RX/FY7M6NZ9/FWDY1RXFY7M6NZ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/Y1RX/FY7M6NZ9/FWDY1RXFY7M6NZ9.SMALL.jpg guyfrom7up This is a brief (very brief) tutorial of how to solder. Due to the lack of time, soldering through hole components to circuit boards are only explained. This is one of the most common types of soldering for DIYers like in the Instructable community.
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Wed, 12 Aug 2009 08:51:42 PDT
Solder on PCB traces http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-on-PCB-traces/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2009 15:11:50 PDT
Create Solder Paste Stencils with Cricut http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Solder-Paste-Stencils-with-Cricut/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2009 20:23:23 PST
Desktop Voltage Regulator/Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Desktop-Voltage-RegulatorPower-Supply/
Desktop Voltage Regulator/Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/IBNG/FOVXP2K6/F7UIBNGFOVXP2K6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/IBNG/FOVXP2K6/F7UIBNGFOVXP2K6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/IBNG/FOVXP2K6/F7UIBNGFOVXP2K6.SMALL.jpg cousine If you are an electronics student, hobbiest or pro you surely have the usual problem of supplying the right voltage to your devices and circuits.This instructable will take you through the process of making a variable power supply (voltage regulator really) that is able to output 1volts to 17volts f...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2008 17:24:29 PST
Assemble a Universal PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Assemble-a-Universal-PCB/
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Sat, 26 May 2007 21:39:06 PDT
Toaster Oven Reflow Soldering (BGA) http://www.instructables.com/id/Toaster-Oven-Reflow-Soldering-BGA/
Toaster Oven Reflow Soldering (BGA) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/6AZX/CLXEP27QQX5/FJK6AZXCLXEP27QQX5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/6AZX/CLXEP27QQX5/FJK6AZXCLXEP27QQX5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/6AZX/CLXEP27QQX5/FJK6AZXCLXEP27QQX5.SMALL.jpg colin Doing solder reflow work can be expensive and difficult, but thankfully there exists a simple and elegant solution: Toaster Ovens. This project shows my preferred setup and the tricks that make the process run smooth. In this example I'll focus on doing reflow of a BGA (ball grid array). Find a ...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2005 15:06:51 PDT