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Member Macetech took on the challenge of soldering this teeny-tiny 3mm QFN-16 SMD chip. Those are 30AWG wires in the pic and the chip is an Allegro A6281 3-LED PWM driver.
Macetech does mention, “Note: this prototyping method is really not recommended for anyone with common sense.” Agreed! -Link


Surface mounting with hand-soldering tools – Link.

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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