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Collin’s Lab – Surface Mount Soldering

Collin's Lab - Surface Mount Soldering



Enter the intricate world of surface mount components and learn to solder on a smaller scale. Once equipped with the right tools and a bit of patience, you'll be soldering minuscule parts like a machine.

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43 Comments

  1. Date: November 25, 2016 at 09:40
    Author: vizionthing

    Someone should tell them poor Americans that there is no A in solder!

  2. Date: December 8, 2016 at 05:53
    Author: brendan edmonds

    You missed the centre pad on the QFN. Also, the resistors didn't have enough solder.

  3. Date: December 21, 2016 at 09:06
    Author: Kris Cochrane

    This has made me so much happier about my SMD soldering videos…use some flux man!

  4. Date: January 17, 2017 at 06:21
    Author: -

    "you too can work like a machine" — ha ha haaaaa! My employer would love that!

  5. Date: January 25, 2017 at 00:51
    Author: Atrixium

    My favourite technique for soldering SMD ICs is to stick them down to the board with a tiny dab of blu-tack, it keeps them in place well enough and making adjustments to line up the pins is easy.

  6. Date: January 26, 2017 at 18:26
    Author: Ron Thompson

    Great video,but I wish someone would do a great video on smd l e d ,s .on how to figure out. plus and minus

  7. Date: March 27, 2017 at 17:52
    Author: sumon digi

    Collin u r always a relaxing man. I am your great fannnn

  8. Date: April 10, 2017 at 15:56
    Author: Good Will

    I use solder paste and hot air gun. Looks nicer and easier to work.

  9. Date: May 11, 2017 at 17:44

    Is there a direct contact with the solder tip and the surface? Or are you letting the metal drip to the surface?

  10. Date: May 16, 2017 at 17:18
    Author: Hector Salgado

    Hi Collin! Love your tutorials! One question, I noticed that you used the Hakko soldering station for this (SMS) project. What temperature did you set your Hakko to? What soldering tip did you use? Thanks much!!

  11. Date: June 1, 2017 at 06:18
    Author: ThinkLearnSolve

    you can actually remove the excess solder with just the iron tip, if you have flux, you don't need the braid or solder extractor

  12. Date: June 10, 2017 at 21:26
    Author: x3w032j293

    For those saying use flux, do you put the flux on the pads before you begin to solder? How precise do you have to be with the flux? When I'm soldering my solder gets really sticky and sticks to my tip.

  13. Date: June 16, 2017 at 00:10
    Author: Ale Lav

    Collin, you make me love electronics more and more with each video 🙂

  14. Date: July 29, 2017 at 11:00
    Author: JOSE AYALA

    It is very bad soldering , i think It exist more better modes to obtain clear solders.

  15. Date: August 8, 2017 at 04:19
    Author: yuppiehi

    Horrible soldering!!! The solder doesn't look shiny. It looks thick and lumpy. It doesn't look like he's using flux. What I usually do is add flux to the pads before soldering. Flux help the solder flow better, and it makes the solder look more liquidy, which is what you are really shooting for when working with SMDs.

  16. Date: August 17, 2017 at 17:44
    Author: DC Oliva

    It seemed like the iron was in contact fro a long time in some cases. Any risk of damaging the component? What setting is the iron on?

  17. Date: September 13, 2017 at 03:05
    Author: Matthew19002

    I had to reheat the soldering to a motherboard on a laptop that had taken about a year of an abusive environment, got the laptop running solid, the SSD was another story, and while giving it the same treatment one of the caps just fell off so it got stuck to the iron and I placed it back on, it did work, ran super fast as normal.. 3 minutes in it screwed up again.. I was getting a headache with this stuff so I looked up this video to see how it's properly done, my lighting sucked so I was using one hand to solder and the other to hold a LED light XD x.X as for the SSD it might have deeper issues, I've been experiencing surges and EMP waves at this place.. at least I believe.. "one light started messing around being a flourecent with a ballast and it interfered with the security camera's ontop of one time this place surged and killed 2 cameras specifically that were pointing inward while the outward pointing cameras with metal casings did not die.. and it also killed the computer power supply and those 2 channels off the reciever… got my work cut out for me o.o being broke and all" could an EMP leave something functioning but unstable?

  18. Date: October 22, 2017 at 12:01
    Author: IanMorpeth

    Instead of tweezers, I like to use my thumbnail. I get too shaky with tweezers. There is also the added fun of accidentally starting a game of tiddly winks as the occasional resistor flicks off the board, never to be seen again.

  19. Date: November 14, 2017 at 22:31
    Author: Nick Orr

    How much can direct contact with the soldering iron these parts take?

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