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SMD Practice Kit – Part 1

SMD Practice Kit - Part 1

Picked this kit up, but it didn't come with any instructions, after rummaging around, I finally found the component placement instructions. I decided to do a full tutorial on it as a result. Apologies if it gets a bit quiet and boring as I focus on the soldering, SMT soldering by hand requires some focus.

You can find it on ebay by searching "DIY SMD SMT Practice" or something along those lines.

R50-R60, R65-R68 = 470 Ohm
Q1-Q4 = J3Y Transistor
R48, R61-R64 = 10 kOhm
D12-D15 = 1N4148
C27, C28 = .1uF
R49 = 2 MOhm
D1-D11 = Red LED
D16-D19 = Blue LED

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  1. Date: September 14, 2018 at 22:42
    Author: Phonotical

    I've seen these practice boards, do they do anything?

  2. Date: September 14, 2018 at 22:45
    Author: Phonotical

    I never got why they label them R978, I know you could look it up but come on, you'd have to have a pretty big book to get that, why not say divide the board up into 1x1cm squares and give a reference grid ? make replacing them easier as far as guesswork goes

  3. Date: September 14, 2018 at 22:45
    Author: Phonotical

    Would the smds be easier to glue down first, id be worried about transferring too much heat

  4. Date: September 14, 2018 at 22:47
    Author: Phonotical

    So you can see thing in electronics getting smaller and smaller, look at a circuit from 20 years ago compared to today, do you think things will become so small they would be impossible to use or experiment with as a home hobbyist?

  5. Date: September 14, 2018 at 22:49
    Author: Phonotical

    You can tell I've not learnt to keep comments until after the video can't you… Your pipe stand makes a nice instrument

  6. Date: September 14, 2018 at 22:50
    Author: Phonotical

    Those tweasers, is there a special name for them? Shouldn't they maybe be insulated to prevent shorting

  7. Date: September 14, 2018 at 22:58
    Author: Phonotical

    Could you make them easier to solder with an excess of flux, or by roughing the edges with sandpaper

  8. Date: September 15, 2018 at 22:07
    Author: Kuta Quinte

    Couldn't you use some blue tack to hold the components in place ?

  9. Date: September 15, 2018 at 23:14
    Author: Phonotical

    You've had three thumbs up from me for this video so far

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