Super cheap reflow soldering

Discussion in 'Strobes - LED or Others' started by joelrose, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. joelrose

    joelrose NW Iowa

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    I saw this on the web some where, but of course I can not find the link now.

    The idea is to do reflow on the super cheap.

    The only items you need are a coffee/candle warmer, already had one.
    And an embossing gun, got mine for $25 delivered, but local craft stores should have them.
    And some solder past you will probably have to order.

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    the warmer gets up to 230 degrees and starts to liquefy the solder.
    Then the embosser heats the solder to melting and the parts dance into place.

    Looks something like this


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEDB70bN7M8


    The magic starts to happen about 45 seconds in.

    I have completed 39 strobes. Only one bad one.
    Average time 7 minutes per strobe.
    No on board PICs. Will trigger externally.

    Joel
     
  2. budude

    budude Way behind schedule - again...

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    Very nice! I hope to try my oven very soon.
     
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    kel Dedicated Elf

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    Looks easy ... but temperature at 230 degrees what :-\
     
  4. cenote

    cenote Suburbs of Philadelphia

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    Joelrose, i've been away from here a little bit, what does this do?
     
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    joelrose NW Iowa

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    Sorry,

    The boys in chat were getting antsy last night.
    Needed somewhere I could post a picture.

    That is the brains of my strobe sticks.
    Hope to start a full how to thread sometime this week .

    Joel
     
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    cenote Suburbs of Philadelphia

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    Around here, nah, can't image that.
    Look forward to seeing how to
     

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