SMT soldering workshop
Learn how SMT soldering can be done at your hackerspace with *very* little effort
Type: Workshop
Processed by assembly: Hardware Hacking Area
Person organizing User:overflo
Orga contact 29C3@hackerspaceshop.com

Starts at 2012/12/28 02:00:00 PM
Ends at 2012/12/28 04:00:00 PM
Duration 120 minutes
Location Hall 13
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Moodlight SMD
Minimoodlight PCBs

Learn how SMT soldering can be done at your hackerspace or at home with *very* little effort


SMT as in "Surface mount technology" is the future.

It's been the future since some years, but recently new chips are not produced in breadboard or hobby friendly DIP packages.

Therefor we have to adapt and learn how these components can be used.

And guess what: its easy.

Its so easy that once you have done it you will not want to go back.

'This workshop will be given twice:

  • On 27.12.2012 in Hall13 @ 15:00
  • On 28.12.2012 in Hall13 @ 15:00

Limited to the first 40 people to show up each day -- these will fill up, so please arrive early!

Full Description

Moodlight KIT

Dealing with SMT parts is different from the old trought-hole solder experience.

You can do it yourself, and if you have somebody do show you the basics its a very useful skill that can be learned with ease.

For SMT you will need a little equipment, namely:

  • a reflow oven cheapo-creepo-pizza oven will do
  • solderpaste
  • a stencil (lasercutter!)
  • tweezers
  • a microscope or very good eyes

At the workshop we will bring everything you need and different tools so you can see for yourself the differences in quality and (if) that makes a difference ;)

This workshop is easy enough for total newbies to learn all you need to know to get going on an reflow soldering.

I will not teach electronics or how to use software during this workshop, this is a true hands on, building things experience.

'I will provide a little kit designed by vic that resembles a mini moodlight.

We will apply the solderpaste, place the components, bake the circuit, inspect it, fix errors (if any) and program it once its done.

The kit contains all parts needed to build the moodlight. Including the PCB, a custom stencil, a high power RGB led, a heatsink, connectors and cables. The kits are provided at manufacturing cost and will be somewhere around 8,- each.. TBD!


Instructions by overflo from hackerspaceshop.com

Bring your laptop, if you can.

Big thanks to VIC, for designing the kit and the MuCCC for the original moodlamp idea and design


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