Friday, January 12, 2018

The Soldering Project

Rockford Maker Space and I are getting together a class to teach soldering. Well, we needed something to solder. Some of the Makers suggested a 555 light blinker with through hole parts to start. That seemed like a very good idea. An even better one occurred to me after I had started work on the design. Why not also do a surface mount version too so people could compare the required building methods? So I did that. The schematics, parts layouts and parts list in pdf form can be found for download here.

You also might find Hand Soldering Surface Mount Parts from November of 2017 of interest. I go into the details of what you will need to set up a soldering station and there is also a how to do it video.

Engineering is the art of making what you want from what you can get at a profit.

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