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How to a video soldering tutorial

Posted in Uncategorized by Ryan Edwards.

Hello just wanted to let you know I added a new youtube video and tutorial page on Surface Mount Soldering. I hope everyone enjoys!

It covers rework, drag soldering, component placement, flux and a lot of general soldering tips and techniques. If you have wanted to switch from through hole to SMD this video is perfect for you.

An in depth tutorial showing how to solder surface mount parts. Covering the tools, techniques and tips that can really help learn how to properly solder electronics! If you are new to soldering this video should have you soldering SMD components in no time!

With just a bit of pratice it becomes much easier to solder SMD then through hole soldering. As shown in the video the main key is lots of flux, but be sure to properly clean your work once you are finished soldering it.

Tools used:

Weller WX2020 series Soldering Station - http://www.techni-tool.com/272SO5320
Tips Used - XTA CT http://www.techni-tool.com/272SO4739, XNT GW http://www.techni-tool.com/272SO854
Hakko FX-888 - http://www.hmcelectronics.com/product/Hakko/FX888?referrer=googleshopping&gclid=CNGCqs-t4LcCFRSVMgodW18A6g
Aoyue 932 vacuum pickup tool - http://www.amazon.com/Aoyue-932-Vacuum-Pickup-Station/dp/B00D2GDFQ0
Aoyue Hot air rework - https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10706
http://www.amazon.com/Aoyue-852A-Digital-Rework-Station/dp/B000HDDXY0
tweezrs - http://www.ebay.com/itm/6pcs-Safe-Anti-static-Tweezers-Maintenance-Tools-ESD
flux - http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/MG-Chemicals/8341-10ML/?qs=SUQPjvP5usWRLDN27VlqNg%3D%3D&gclid=CO6aodSi4LcCFc8WMgodGWMALQ
solder - http://www.hmcelectronics.com/product/Kester-Solder/SN60254466
wipes - http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/MG-Chemicals/830-34155/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMvJqaFk9BIiv3L3qByItI5X%2f30fHJODrTk%3d
bruses - http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/MG-Chemicals/855-144/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMvcAs5GUBtMdfGeaRPONBDz
clean up solvents 50% - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone
50% - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopropyl_alcohol (prefereably 90%+ pure type)

Just added SSL to the store

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Just wanted to let everyone that I secured the store with SSL, and can now processes Credit Cards directly via Stripe. The entire checkout process should be much better than the old site, and we now have full USPS and UPS shipping options now. with social sign in and these changes it should be much better experience all around! Please let me know if you have any feedback!