Making A SMD Reflow Oven

I have been an electronics hobbyist for many years and have always stuck with through-hole components when making a project. However as time goes by, not only are more and more components are becoming available only in SMD (surface mount device) but also more interesting projects are also SMD based. There are several options for doing your own SMD soldering: Hand Soldering - Using a fine-tipped soldering ir ...

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The SMD beak

I ordered this awesome N|Watch kit the other day, which requires some serious SMD hand-soldering skills. There's always the easy alternative to use a reflow oven, but guess what, there is no stencil included (and no, I don't have a paste dispenser). In a desperate need of a third hand (!) in order do a neat job, I saw some similar DIY solutions (thumbs up for Google images) and managed to build my own versi ...

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The SMD beak

I ordered this awesome N|Watch kit the other day, which requires some serious SMD hand-soldering skills.There's always the easy alternative to use a reflow oven, but guess what, there is no stencil included (and no, I don't have a paste dispenser). In a desperate need of a third hand (!) in order do a neat job, I saw some similar DIY solutions (thumbs up for Google images) and managed to build my own versio ...

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Print Your Own Circuit Boards and Reflow SMD Components with the Voltera V-One

Typically when electrical engineers wants to make a new circuitboard, they need to send their design files to a manufacturer and wait for it to be produced and mailed back. Hardware startup Voltera aims to expedite this process by putting it in on your desk with its V-One consumer circuit board printer. Winners of the $50,000 TechCrunch “Hardware Battlefield” at CES 2015, the Haxlr8r alumnus Canadian team h ...

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