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Old 21 March 2010, 22:11   #1
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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:


Still Works

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.
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Old 21 March 2010, 22:33   #2
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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!!

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Old 21 March 2010, 22:58   #3
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Not bad at all! Very nice idea too
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Old 21 March 2010, 23:51   #4
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Thanks for the kind comments chaps.
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Old 22 March 2010, 01:17   #5
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some damn fine soldering there sir!
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Old 22 March 2010, 06:16   #6
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Paint strippers are for real men. Congratulations, Charlie! I respect your skills.
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Definitely 'Solder Tech Level II' skills there, Charlie..

I'm sure that Zetr0 won't mind me awarding that to you.
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Thanks chaps, I appreciate it - I'll print out my certificate later.
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