10906Old eyes and new chips.
- Aug 1, 2012me 3. I have one of those fluorescent circle magnifier lamps that i need now for *any* close work. The worst thing now is that I'll get a headache after 15 minutes of using it. I also have a 10 power loupe that i need for checking solder connections - especially surface mount. I did use a few surface mount chips on the olduino - the soic ones are not too bad at 1/20 inch pitch. I could, just barely have used a tqfp package for the avr - 1/40" pitch but i chickened out. I actually find the passive smd components tougher to solder just because they are so *darn* small. One resonator i tried to use had 3 pads, maybe a 1/2 mm apart and a little metal cap on top so you could burn yourself holding it or make a nice little solder bridge. I am on the lookout for a used electric frying pan so i can try my hand at reflowing.
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:00:14 -0500
Subject: Re: [cosmacelf] Re: Books and schematisc found
On 7/31/2012 10:22 PM, joshbensadon wrote:
> I've got that diminishing vision problem too...
I have to live with it, too. That's why there is no surface mount in the
Membership Card. I couldn't see to assemble it!
Clamped to my workbench, I've got one of those circular fluorescent
lights at the end of an articulated arm that has a big magnifying lens
in the center. Without that, I'd be looking for another hobby.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong
reasons. -- R. Buckminster Fuller
Lee A. Hart http://www.sunrise-ev.com/LeesEVs leeahart@...
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