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Curious how to solder those tiny parts on to PCBs? (Printed circuit boards) Here’s a 6 page tutorial that covers the basics as well as hot-air rework… Nathan writes – “More and more ICs come in surface mount packages only these days. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say ‘Well I can’t solder that because it’s SMD’. They’re wrong! You can solder anything. That’s right, anything from your own dorm-cell-room. That’s 0.5mm from pin to pin! 50 pin connector for the GM862. You too can solder this! This tutorial will show you just how to solder crazy things like this connector, leadless ICs, etc. “Link.


  • Using SMT components in your electronics projects – Link.
  • Solder surface mount parts with a toaster oven… – Link.
  • More SMD soldering – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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