SMD August – Cooking SMD Stars
For SMD August we’re breaking out the toaster oven and controller to cook some SMD stars. Participants are likely to end up with a working product but they’re more likely to end up more knowledgable about the electronics fabrication process.
Apparently real SMD hackers only use solder paste and toaster ovens so we’re here to prove them right.
Using a stencil you’ll be applying solder paste, a little better than I did I hope – am planing to add a template to make this easier.
Next you’ll be placing your components by hand.
Finally baking your project to perfection in the toaster oven.
There is only one stencil and one oven controller so I’m spreading the tickets out across the night. Please make sure you can come at the allotted time or buy a ticket for another time. You’re welcome to come early and watch.
The end product is the smd star project from July’s beginners workshop but the focus is on the process. The price reflects the need to buy the stencil and paste.
No special skills required except patience and reasonable hand co-ordination.
When: 28 August 2014, times vary
Where: VHS, 270 E 1st Ave, Vancouver
Cost: $8 plus Eventbrite Fee