OT: Surface mount

From: John Lawson <jpl15_at_panix.com>
Date: Fri May 14 14:56:51 2004

 I used to be quite disdainful / semi-scared-of SMD tech - until I
designed a project for work which needed to use it and Marvin Johnston
kicked my butt into working with the stuff.

  In addition to all the other items - I use a fine-tipped Weller
adjustable iron, and I bought a nice binocular low-power microscope to
work under - my past-half-century eyes need a bit of help with the tiny
parts. I also use Eagle Cad for design and layout - such a long way from
the tape and cut days of Xacto knives and transfer letters.

  All in all, I enjoy it very much, the things I'm building are
postage-stamp size, and a huge parts inventory can be kept in one small
set of plastic bin drawers...


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