[time-nuts] Nifty "MINI TIC" for DMTD
djl at montana.com
Fri Feb 8 14:34:53 EST 2013
Actually, yes. I also have two USB microscopes, and even some rohs
solder and stuff. I just find it's easier to find thru hole stuff when
it falls on the floor.
Everything wants to go to the lowest potential energy...
> I bought a stereo microscope some days before and I agree with Bob. I
> keep building non-RF projects the classical way (through hole) but if it
> comes to radio frequency I prefer SMD since high frequency is easier to
> handle. Can you tinker with the idea of buying a stereo microscope? It's
> absolute fun to easily solder those miniature parts!
> Volker - DF9PL
> Am 08.02.2013 01:15, schrieb Robert Darlington:
>> On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 4:02 PM, Don Latham<djl at montana.com> wrote:
>>> through hole forever :-)
>>> Don of the old hands and blurred vision :-)
>> I grew out of thru-hole about 10 years ago. My nearly 40 year old
>> have trouble reading the numbers on 0603 parts for the past few years,
>> it's amazingly easy under a stereo microscope. Much faster to stuff
>> with surface mount parts since I don't need to keep flipping them over
>> cutting leads. Even folks with very shaky hands can solder up tiny
>> mount parts. The brain is an amazing PID controller. Using a
>> at 30x means your hands shake at about 1/30th of what they did before.
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