SMT hobby projects (was Re: group buy for homebrew CPUs?)

Don THX1138 at dakotacom.net
Sun Aug 13 12:46:10 CDT 2006


Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 8/13/2006 at 10:16 AM Dave McGuire wrote:
> 
>>   The pneumatic solder paste pump is for dispensing solder paste in 
>> metered amounts.  Solder paste is tiny spheres of solder in a 
>> semi-liquid flux carrier.  It is typically sold in syringes that look 
>> like the ones for medical use.  
> 
> All of the online information that I've seen about solder paste indicates
> that distributors will ship the stuff only on an overnight basis in
> insulated containers.  Apparently it degrades slowly at room temperatures
> and above.  Is this not true?

I keep mine in the refrigerator -- right next to the eggs!  ;-)
Makes for some interesting conversations when visiting guests
fetch themselves something to drink  ;-)



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