SBC6120 (a build-it-yourself PDP-8 clone) Last Buy and End ofLife

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Mon Jun 5 16:22:12 CDT 2006


woodelf wrote:
> dave06a at dunfield.com wrote:
> 
>> IMHO, and essential tool if you are serious about doing any kind of
>> rework is a good desoldering station. Takes a bit of time, but if done
>> it right, the chip just lifts out with no damage to it or the board. One
>> of the best investments to my workbench that I ever made....
> 
> I take it the it is a tossup between a scope and good soldering iron
> for the first best investment one you get off the kitchen table for 
> projects. The SBC6120 is good reason to get a better iron for me now.

Soldering iron.  You can do a lot of debugging *without* a 'scope.
But, having the world's best 'scope won't do squat when it comes
to melting tin!  :-/



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