A few months ago I had the luck of winning a free PCB from Dangerous Prototypes via twitter.  I finally got around to building it.  Below are some pictures of the build.  Please no comments on my soldering skills - I'm still a novice at SMD components.  This is the second kit I've done with SMD components, and the other was only a handful of SMDs and mostly through-hole.

There is one part missing - I didn't install the connector for the test leads.  I forgot to buy it when I bought the rest of the components (and it wasn't actually the only thing I forgot).

This was a fun build, but it did underscore my need for a new soldering iron for SMD items and a new tip for my general purpose soldering iron (which is really too hot for SMD, but so far I haven't burned anything up).

Now all I need to do is figure out how to use this thing! :-)


Category: Equipment

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Andrew is the owner of this blog and enjoys computer programming, building things, and photography. He's a pretty busy guy, which explains why updates to this blog are so infrequent.

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