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Old 12-01-2014, 11:03 AM   #1350 (permalink)
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I really need to get one of those. How about soldering those 64pin tqfp chips with the very fine pitch? How do you add the solder paste? Do you think a credit card, and then trust that the tension will clean up the bridges? I had wanted to keep the boards solderable by hand for a semi average joe, but adding a boost stage requires a 4th pwm pair which pushes me out of thru hole microcontrollers. I could use a separate micro for the boost pwm pair. But seeing how easy the heat gun is, maybe I should do populated boards? It sort of opens me up to law suits, or so I have been told by an insurance company.
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