Using SMT on your old B.B.

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by MaxHeadRoom, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. MaxHeadRoom

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    Jul 18, 2013
  2. MikeML

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    Oct 2, 2009
  3. nsaspook

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    Aug 27, 2009
    I just used an adapter to mount a SOIC-16 MC14490 chip on a Vectorbord® .

    You need to really clamp or solder that little adapter to something solid first before trying to solder the chip to it. :mad:
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2015
  4. dl324

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    Mar 30, 2015
    If anyone is looking for pins to make their own SIP adapters, I have pins for 2 or 3 board thicknesses available for trade or sell. I'll send samples to anyone who sends me a self addressed stamped envelope.
  5. Dr.killjoy

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    Apr 28, 2013
    Try using sticky tack ... I heard it works pretty good on holding chips when soldering...
  6. jpanhalt

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    Jan 18, 2008
    Years ago, Velleman sold sheets (about 4"x6") that had adapter PCB. The price was reasonable when considered cost/adapter. Last time I looked, the adapters were quite expensive compared to what was going on them. Given the cost/in^2 for cheap, commercial PCB's, one only needs to plan a little ahead and get them cheaper that way.

  7. tindel

    Active Member

    Sep 16, 2012
    I've been using surfboards for quite some time. I like them a lot - . I don't particularly care for them standing on end because they move around, but I do like that they have extra pads on the board just about everywhere.

    There's another brand that I've been using more of these days - but they have an awful brand name so I always go have to look it up on their silkscreen - and I'm at home right now. Found them! - these are nice - you get a lot of them too for $50 or so too. I can have a tssop up and going in about 3 minutes. I also add decoupling right to the board so it's not taking up breadboard space. Using these also helps plan your layout for a nice smooth transition - something I like.

    Something I should point out is that many of these small chip can be difficult to use on a breadboard because of they are so fast! Layout is critical!
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