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Old 23 February 2008, 12:49   #1
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Happy Fast SMT soldering

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wow this guy is good, sorry I'm in a geeky mood this morning

I bet he could do 100 minimigs an hour
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Old 23 February 2008, 13:12   #2
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Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 23 February 2008, 13:15   #3
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That's incredible... wish I could do that
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Old 23 February 2008, 18:07   #5
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<---- practicing



hey it worked for guitar hero!!!! .... time to abuse some old VGA ISA cards
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Old 23 February 2008, 18:11   #6
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Been there, done that....

That's no different from removing and replacing TSOP chips, I've done plenty of those before.

Good flux such as Chipquik, a good quality soldering iron, a steady hand and eyesight like the proverbial rat are all you need.

I'd like to see him tackle a BGA chip with that method

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Part of the trick, which you do not see in that video (But you do see in his others), is to use good quality Flux.

And not just 60/40 with a flux core. In one of his other videos, you see him using a tube applicator before soldering.

This prevents the solder from bridging over every pin, and if they do bridge, just apply a bit more flux, and run a clean solder bit and the bridge should jump off of the pins and onto the Bit.

[edit] He is also using Liquid flux, I like paste flux because when doing QFP like for Minimig, it sticks the component into place, so when you orient the component, it stays there.
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