SMD “dead bug” prototype hand soldering with tiny LGA sensors.
In this video I show you how to make your own breakout boards with land grid array (LGA) surface mount sensors like accelerometers, gyro's, barometers, etc.
Normally these sensors are soldered by a reflow soldering process. By mounting these sensors dead bug style and connecting little bond wires to there pads it is possible to hand solder these sensors without any problems.
This technique allows you to easily prototype breakout boards using tiny SMD components designed only for reflow soldering.
1:00 Introduction to the "problem"
1:42 Choosing the sensors
2:57 PCB development
3:50 Soldering the sensors
8:23 Testing the board
10:44 I2C problem and solution
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