[time-nuts] Prototype boards. Was: Re: Divide by five
wb4gcs at wb4gcs.org
Sat Nov 8 10:02:51 EST 2014
Please share results.
I have a toaster oven and a nice PLC with thermocouple, just haven't set
it up yet....
On 11/7/2014 10:51 PM, Neil Schroeder wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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
>> Chris Albertson
>> Redondo Beach, California
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