chips vs chad

Fred Cisin cisin at
Thu Apr 8 18:34:51 CDT 2010

> >> There is an active thread on the list about how to desolder chips. How
> >> do you keep them from burning?
> > That doesn't bother me as 63/37 solder melts somewhat below the
> > temperature at which paper catches fire.  It's *tinning* the darned
> > stuff that's the problem.

On Fri, 9 Apr 2010, Pete Turnbull wrote:
> Easy -- coat them with aquadag and then copper-plate them before tinning.

. . . or fire up the punch, and make a batch of chips out of "tin foil"

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