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Charlie 21 March 2010 22:11

Soldering practice:
I wanted a dual IDE-CF card with a female connector on a right-angle so the card would sit parallel with the PCB but such a thing seems not the exist.

So I bought one of these:

And with the aid of my wife's hot-air gun (for bead-making) removed the connector and replaced it with the end of an IDE ribbon cable:

Despite the eBay trader being based in Hong Kong postage was free, less than a week, the card cost less than £2.00, AND this is a really good quality adaptor. I'd recommend them.

Just a bit of preparation for some heavy-duty soldering I've got coming up.

Merlin 21 March 2010 22:33

Ahh.. a man after my own heart, real old-skool soldering.

None of yer fancy hot air station rubbish, give me a Black & Decker paint stripper gun and I'm sorted.

Well done, mate!!


8bitbubsy 21 March 2010 22:58

Not bad at all! Very nice idea too :great

Charlie 21 March 2010 23:51

Thanks for the kind comments chaps. :)

Zetr0 22 March 2010 01:17

some damn fine soldering there sir! :great

rkauer 22 March 2010 06:16

Paint strippers are for real men. Congratulations, Charlie! I respect your skills. :)

Merlin 22 March 2010 10:04

Definitely 'Solder Tech Level II' skills there, Charlie..

I'm sure that Zetr0 won't mind me awarding that to you.

Charlie 22 March 2010 14:14

Thanks chaps, I appreciate it - I'll print out my certificate later.

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