From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: having SMT components mounted
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Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 20:37:09 GMT
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John Woodgate wrote:
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Simon wrote (in
> <3D985FEB.email@example.com>) about 'having SMT components mounted',
> on Mon, 30 Sep 2002:
> >NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 15:28:33
> >Organization: ntl Cablemodem News Service
> >(Thought I'd sent this last week, Oh well...)
> >I've got to the stage where I'm wanting to put several >100pin devices
> >onto a board, and I don't trust my clumsy soldering - I can just about
> >manage 2mm pin-headers, but 0.65mm is smaller than I can *see*, let
> >alone solder!
> >I've used PCB board manufacturers before for my boards, but I've never
> >had the components assembled onto the board after it's been etched.
> >Some questions:
> > o How do you go about doing this for 1-off prototypes ? And
> > what's the procedure ?
> > o Who sources the components ?
> > o How much would it cost for (say) 4 100 -> 150 pin devices ? I'll
> > do the other components myself - I just don't want to solder the
> > SMT bits...
> >I'm in the UK, if that matters these days, and using Eagle as my
> >layout s/w. Any help gratefully received :-)
> A friend of mine recommends a 'daughter'. Although the cost of ownership
> is astronomical, they are good at high-precision work like that.
I have three, thanks. None ever showed any inclination to do
"high-precision work like that." It is definitely a hit and miss
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org