group buy for homebrew CPUs?
mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Fri Aug 11 22:32:20 CDT 2006
> That said, the notion that surface mount is somehow "harder to
> solder" is nothing but a load of crap. It is DIFFERENT...not harder.
I've never tried surface-mount chips. But I've tried soldering things
of similar size, and for me, yes, it *is* harder.
Admittedly, that could be a lack of tools. Given a stereo loupe,
pantographic waldos, and a really fine-point soldering iron, it quite
possibly wouldn't be all that tough. But those ain't cheap, and I
think needing significantly more expensive equipment counts as
Yes, there are other alternatives. But a real SMT rework station costs
even more than the above. :-)
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