EEVblog #434 – SMD Thermal Pad & Drag Soldering TutorialPosted on March 4th, 2013 7 comments
Dave shows another method for hand soldering a surface mount SMD chip with a thermal pad, using both liquid and gel flux.
A method using hot air is HERE
Also, drag soldering TSSOP packages is demonstrated.
Forum Topic HERE
I’m fascinated by your logos on your PCBs.
As a fellow Altium user I’d love to see a small tutorial on how you make them.
I’m familiar with the Altium import from BMP script, but first of all making a nice BMP is an issue and the script is dreadful – do you have a preferred method?
Looking forward to seeing more on the uSupply, thanks for the excellent blog.
Dave, I would love to see how you cope with QFN and ball-grid devices. Those blind pads are a bear.
Dave, You are tempting me to try my hand at SMD again.
(1) Prerequisites for hand-soldering SMD’s are:
A flux pen
B X4 magnification
C Solder mask between pads
(2) Don’t get a solder station with an LCD!
again a great video
about your camera getting into your way while soldering, why don’t you mount your camera behind your circuit facing more towards you, so you would have neat space to solder without anoyance.
it shouldn’t be too hard to fix a small stand to support your camera for those near shots, you would monitor what you film thru an external monitor or if your cam has a movable viewfinder, just by fliping it
have a very nice day and keep on with your great work !
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