Stuffing SMT boards with laser-cut PCB stencils


This video is an advertisement for the polymer laser-cut soldering stencils made by, but it’s a pretty good overall introduction to using stencils for quick and easy surface-mount soldering that you can then bake in an oven.


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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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