[time-nuts] Prototype boards. Was: Re: Divide by five

Neil Schroeder gigneil at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 22:51:38 EST 2014

Sparkfun in the United States also sells off large bags of their discards
for this very purpose - generally sorted by the type of work you wish to
practice.  http://www.sparkfun.com/.

This is where I went wrong.  I got a lot of great stuff and jumped right in
on it.  Fortunately we're not talking an AD9458 here but I did torch some
things that were inconvenient.

On a similar tack, I did just order a couple of reflow controllers for your
average toaster oven to test.  Will share the results here if desired.


On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 7:42 PM, Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com>

> On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM, Bob Camp <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Tools are one thing that makes it happen. Practice is another thing that
> > we often forget about being in the mix. Start slow and simple.
> The best and certainly lowest cost practice can be on old, dead consumer
> electronics.  Got a dead pc mother board?  Practice removing a ew parts and
> re-soldering them.  They are easy to remove using a heat gun, the hot air
> will melt the solder and then you have hundreds of zero cost practice
> parts.
> --
> Chris Albertson
> Redondo Beach, California
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