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Boardburner2

#270
Feb 28, 2017, 01:05 am Last Edit: Feb 28, 2017, 01:06 am by Boardburner2
Hell it's minus 18'C :(

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Do standard wifi routers actually work at those temperatures.?

Do they not melt your igloo ?  :)

TomGeorge

I am looking forward to hosting all this stuff on http://ArduinoInfo.Info

.. If the authors agree..

Could be done in Wiki fashion, or other pages if someone wants to develop pages differently..

Other suggestions??
No problems with mine.
Tom... :)
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

larryd

#272
Mar 01, 2017, 12:07 am Last Edit: Mar 01, 2017, 12:08 am by LarryD
4 views of everything.
I have now thrown my old workstation in the garbage.  ;D
The following post is a high-resolution view of the front.









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larryd

#273
Mar 01, 2017, 12:07 am Last Edit: Mar 01, 2017, 12:09 am by LarryD


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Jiggy-Ninja

#274
Mar 01, 2017, 06:00 am Last Edit: Mar 01, 2017, 06:00 am by Jiggy-Ninja
You forgot to show us how it's all used.
Hackaday: https://hackaday.io/MarkRD
Advanced C++ Techniques: https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=493075.0

TomGeorge

Looks like a dentist surgery set of instruments... :o :o :o :o :o
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

larryd

#276
Mar 01, 2017, 09:57 pm Last Edit: Mar 01, 2017, 10:00 pm by LarryD
You forgot to show us how it's all used.

Well most of the stuff was covered when each object's construction was discussed.

Here is one of the main uses, manual SMD soldering.

The board shown was soldered by Crossroads.

This jig does similar results.







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CrossRoads

Yes, that's a BobuinoII that we would have applied solder paste with a mylar stencil fromPololu.com and then reflowed in our handy dandy ancient 4-element Sears Kenmore toaster oven.
Looks weird from that angle!
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

Power_Broker

For the station, maybe include a desk fan for soldering ventilation?
"The desire that guides me in all I do is the desire to harness the forces of nature to the service of mankind."
   - Nikola Tesla

larryd

#279
Mar 02, 2017, 12:07 am Last Edit: Mar 02, 2017, 12:10 am by LarryD
Yes, I have a 12VDC fan mounted on two magnets, not shown.
I should buy stock in magnets ;)

I use the fan when I use the soldering iron.
I was going to add a pipe to it and move the fumes through a box where a second fan, aiding the first, would either force the air through a carbon filter or trough a water filter.

One of my things to do projects.


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Watcher


I made this soldering fume extractor following instructions from here and works real well.

larryd

#281
Mar 02, 2017, 07:55 am Last Edit: Mar 02, 2017, 07:55 am by LarryD
I made this soldering fume extractor following instructions from here and works real well.
Thank you Watcher.
I think this will be a good addition to my work bench.




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#282
Mar 04, 2017, 12:42 am Last Edit: Mar 04, 2017, 01:27 am by LarryD
Drawing of the hot air tool shelf on the soldering station from post 276.






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#283
Mar 04, 2017, 12:45 am Last Edit: Mar 04, 2017, 01:10 am by LarryD
Tweezers are a must have tool to pick up small components.
For SMD work you may want to look at the following options for pickup tools.

Regular tweezers are fine, but might suffer from being magnetic.
It can be frustrating to pick up a washer or some SMDs then find out you cannot drop it because the tweezers have become magnetised.
This is a good inexpensive set that is non-magnetic and includes different shaped ends.
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B019SMDFC0/ref=pe_386430_121528420_TE_dp_1



A while back I discussed what I refer to as a 'SMD Pen'.
You can see how to make your own at the following thread.
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=219982.0

Letting go of the finial releases the component.
It works great but is limited to no smaller than 1206 SMDs.



One accepted method for handling SMDs is with a vacuum pickup tool.
There is a great video on YouTube to refer to.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJWUUK1s_G0

Source for air pump:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0009YF4FI/ref=pe_386430_126088100_TE_item

The only drawback of this tool is you might get a hickey on your finger.

Before you make the vacuum release hole in the syringe, position the tool in your hand with a lure locked nib in place, then pick a comfortable location for the hole.



I used a hot small brass pipe to make the hole seen in the image.




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allanhurst

Q : why would you need non-magnetic tools to handle SMD parts?
A : because the terminals are plated with nickel


Allan

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