SM200K - Practical SMT Soldering Course
Learn & Practice SMT Component Soldering!
- Learn all about those tiny little parts!
- Develop and practice your SMT soldering skills!
- Includes SMT training sessions
- End up with a neat "Decision Maker" project
Surface Mount Technology (SMT) has become a way of life for electronics. Virtually all new high tech products utilize SMT design and components. Even our latest Ramsey kits include various SMT components. There are two problems with SMT: First, the parts are extremely small, at times the size of a pin head! Therefore, you need to have the proper tools, not only to hold them and solder them, but to see them! Check out our SMT tools on page 95. Secondly, unlike "through hole" parts, SMT components are soldered directly on the surface of the PC board (hence the name SMT!) This is an entirely new method of soldering, and it takes practice to get it right. Trust me, I've created a number of solder bridges myself when I first started soldering SMT components!
Taking this course and practicing on the neat little kit wil prepare you for the future in electronics. Includes the PC board, all the SMT and other components required, and a comprehensive training course covering all aspects of SMT soldering, desoldering, removing, and component placement. The finished project is a neat little "Decision Maker" that includes 6 flashing SMT LEDs, complete with a professional overlay panel. The finished Decision Maker runs on a standard 9VDC battery, not included. (Hey, I mentioned that I created solder bridges when I first soldered SMT... now I can't even see them without my reading glasses!)