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so there is your screw, I could get one for 199, my wife would pay 600
If you put more stuff in there (unnecessary stuff), it costs more money to manufacture.
yes, dip chips are a small market in 2010, so do you design a special super packed every nm counted for chip, or do you use the same ic as your smd package and add a breakout frame to fit the dip package?
heck google search for videos of fairchild semi, there is one from "the day" (seriously the 60's) even then they were packing tiny square chips to large 0.1 spacing breakout frames to do the dip form factor
all that needed to happen was the removal of hand soldering which came quick
Comparable price. I consider this is a lot of money for just 10ml flux.
for hobby use it goes a loooooooooooooong way (i have some cheaper 3$ rosen flux stuff from the same people, dont think I have even put a dent in the pen yet, but for the price I am not wasting it either)