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Offline jakeypoo

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Re: Worst soldering you've ever seen?
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2014, 12:34:43 am »
Somewhat related, pick and place error. As seen on an arduino mega.

Cap lodged under the SO8 kept it from getting soldered down. Co-worker brought it to me asking why it would only work if the external power source was plugged in and not just from USB.
 

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Re: Worst soldering you've ever seen?
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2014, 08:10:32 am »
I would submit this one to the thread.

I'm working on this as we speak. A piece of commercial test gear from the 80's I believe.

Can you get a DNA sample from the bug in the rosin.
 

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Re: Worst soldering you've ever seen?
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2014, 02:49:20 pm »
... when you hit 60's, it won't matter since you won't remember where you put the roll of solder !!  :=\

Mount it on the walker or ask your care giver to find it.
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Re: Worst soldering you've ever seen?
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2014, 11:29:44 am »
Wow. That's probably bad enough to charge royalties as an 'artwork'.
Like this: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.388740-Woman-Demands-Royalties-on-Destroyed-Jesus-Fresco
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Re: Worst soldering you've ever seen?
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2014, 11:59:52 am »
I think this one has appeared before on the EEVBlog:
http://xenu.com-it.net/meter/e-meter_e.htm

I had assumed that these things were made in somebody's garage, on a one-off basis, but apparently not!
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/E-Meter/
 

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Re: Worst soldering you've ever seen?
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2014, 03:49:57 am »
The absolute WORST soldering job I have seen was from the stone age and was made in Chicago of all places.  Mind you I am a fan of Hallicrafters, but this S-19R looked like someone flung solder at it from 20 paces.  Not only that some of the terminals had so much solder on them and were cold joints I am amazed it even worked!  And it had been untouched I am sure as all of the original components were there, dogbone resisters you name it.  I probably had to redo well over half of the joints.  What a pain for such a mediocre radio...  :wtf:

So much for quality in America.  I suppose even then it was a fallacy.  Especially for cheap stuff built to a price point. 

On a positive note I think it lost a good half pound or so from all the excess solder I removed.  I have seen Heathkits where people didn't know what they were doing look better then this thing....  :-DD
 

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Re: Worst soldering you've ever seen?
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2014, 11:34:59 am »
I think this one has appeared before on the EEVBlog:
http://xenu.com-it.net/meter/e-meter_e.htm

I had assumed that these things were made in somebody's garage, on a one-off basis, but apparently not!
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/E-Meter/

Well, since those things don't do anything useful by default, and are there to just randomly wiggle a meter movement, i think it doesn't really matter how it looks on the inside ;) As long as it wiggles the movement enough, so that the suckers can be relieved of their money, they work as intended...

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Re: Worst soldering you've ever seen?
« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2014, 11:38:39 am »
I think this one has appeared before on the EEVBlog:
http://xenu.com-it.net/meter/e-meter_e.htm

I had assumed that these things were made in somebody's garage, on a one-off basis, but apparently not!
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/E-Meter/

Well, since those things don't do anything useful by default, and are there to just randomly wiggle a meter movement, i think it doesn't really matter how it looks on the inside ;) As long as it wiggles the movement enough, so that the suckers can be relieved of their money, they work as intended...

I believe that tons of left over flux is actually a good thing to trap the Thetans. 
 

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Re: Worst soldering you've ever seen?
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2014, 01:21:45 pm »
a microphone i bought off ebay



 

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Re: Worst soldering you've ever seen?
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2014, 04:21:26 pm »
a microphone i bought off ebay

Ouch... When I fixed my walkman headphone, on a camping trip, with a nail heated up with a camping-gas burner as a soldering-iron replacement it looked better than that.
 

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Re: Worst soldering you've ever seen?
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2014, 03:13:18 am »
Large resolution (THE HORROR):


I'm imagining some person buying those overpriced spools of like a foot of pipe solder to use it on this.
 


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