[time-nuts] I love the smell of tantalum in the morning

Mark Sims holrum at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 6 21:34:51 EST 2016

The best way to hand solder small SMT parts is to put a blob of solder on one pad,  position the part,  old it down with something (fingernail works well, maybe tweezers),  then touch that pad/solder blob with the iron.  The blob should melt and the part should push down into the blob.  Make sure the part is aligned, then go to town soldering the remaining pads. Go back and touch up the blob pad.

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