- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 1/2010 on page 26
PCB-DIY All the Way
Elektor Stencil Machine and Pick&Place Tool
It all started with colour-banded resistors and those quaint codes printed on capacitors — then SMD components arrived and suddenly our eyes were too weak and our fingers chubby. Worse, the trusted solder iron turned out unwieldy and too powerful to achieve a decent soldering job.Does this mean PCB production and SMD component stuffing is now beyond the reach of the home worker?