I'm not as old as I thought.

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tracecom, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. tracecom

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    Who says I'm too old to solder wires on an SOT23-6?




    Okay, it's a little blobby.
     
  2. mcgyvr

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    under a scope or all eyeballs ;)
     
  3. tracecom

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    Two pairs of drugstore readers. :D
     
  4. tracecom

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    And here it is mounted, and working.

    I am thinking about patenting the mounting system; I call it the Spider Mount.

    Don't any of you try to beat me to the patent office!
     
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  5. Dr.killjoy

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    Show Off :rolleyes::rolleyes:









    Nice Job


    Thanks
    Jason Sr
     
  6. spinnaker

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    Looks like some alien insect. Maybe something from Skynet?
     
  7. tracecom

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    I actually have some breakout boards coming that will eliminate the need for the wires.
     
  8. ScottWang

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    A spider stand on the PCB and watching, it looks like as a monster trying to destory something ... :)
     
  9. THE_RB

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    That's an easy one, it has big pin spacing! Try that with a TSSOP or QFN package. ;)

    And a much easier way to do parts with 0.05 inch spacing is to solder them onto a tiny adapter PCB;

    [​IMG]
    :)
     
  10. tracecom

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    Thanks.

    I have ordered a custom breakout board because the PCB that the SOT23-6 is being attached to already exists, and was laid out for a different component. So, my little boards are not just breakout boards; they are adapters as well. Meanwhile, I flywired one together for testing, which is what is in the photo.
     
  11. ErnieM

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    I hate to tell you this, but if you Google "Bob Pease" & "dead bug" you come up with stuff like this:

     
  12. tracecom

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    Mine is better than dead bug: it's flying bug. :)
     
  13. Metalmann

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    I used to play around, and solder the old components like that.

    Had no idea it was called "Dead Bug".;)

    Makes sense.
     
  14. bance

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    I'm 51 now and my eyes are beginning to let me down.....
    Ironic considering I was very myopic (shortsighted) for the first 30 years of my life.....
    Then I had laser surgery and things were great for a while....
    Great job but sot23 is hardly a small package these days.
     
  15. ErnieM

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    The best $12.50 I spent on my prototype work all year:

    [​IMG]

    I look like a total geek when using them but what do I care?
     
  16. rc3po

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    I love the Aven #26221 that I received from all-spec.com a few days ago. My visor that is like yours is collecting dust now...
     
  17. ErnieM

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    Besides the 4x price multiple what features do you see as a benefit of the Aven?
     
  18. adamclark

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    regardless,, I really want a pair of them... my helping hands with a 4 inch glass is like stoneage compared to those..
     
  19. rc3po

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    It doesn't block my peripheral vision, it has 4 different lenses of better quality, it is lighter, it has a much brighter light that is more maneuverable and also detachable and magnetic so you can stick it to a metal surface, and the visor doesn't loosen every time I lift the visor.
    I'll admit that I nearly did not order it because of the price. But now that I have it, it is well worth the price!
     
  20. rc3po

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    That's true. The only thing I use the glass on my helping hands for is a counter balance... A good visor is the way to go. Don't leave home or be at home without it. :)
     
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