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Re: How to Solder
kfield   8/26/2013 3:40:27 PM
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@calebkraft I am making an abstract metal sculpture - I figure there is plenty of room for mistakes. 

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Re: How to Solder
kfield   8/26/2013 2:26:59 PM
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@duanebenson On second thought, maybe I should consider using those snap-together components instead?

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Re: How to Solder
Duane Benson   8/26/2013 2:00:45 PM
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Karen - Good luck to you.

If your soldering is anything like mine, keep ice handy for finger burns, cover the floor so you won't melt the carpet when you drop the soldering iron or break it if on a non-carpeted floor, buy extra parts to make up for the one's you'll lose, keep shoes on so you won't puncture a foot when stepping on those lost parts, make sure you have a fresh fire extinguisher and, maybe just go ahead and call 911 when you start.

Of course, if you're more like a normal person, you won't have to worry about most of those things.

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Re: How to Solder
Max The Magnificent   8/26/2013 1:11:49 PM
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@kfield: I'm about to tackle my first soldering project!

You didn;t say "Be afraid, be very afraid!" Maybe that was simply to be understood :-)

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Re: MAX have you been in hibernation for at least TWO DECADES...
Max The Magnificent   8/26/2013 1:10:36 PM
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@narnix: Max, it looks, you have been in hibernation for at least Two Decades...

Well, it's certainly true that I don't remember much of the latter half of the 1970s or any of the 1980s ... let's call it "hibernation" LOL

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Re: They are busy simulating their great designs ...
Max The Magnificent   8/26/2013 1:09:00 PM
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@bbaudis021: ...while us lowly embedded software engineers learned to solder in order to get some real hardware to run our software!


LOL

Don't be sad ... even though I'm a hardware designer by trade, some of my best friends are embedded software engineers .... well, some of my friends ... well, I've met some embedded software engineers at conferences (in bars) and they seemed to be reasonably normal ... well .... (LOL)

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Re: How to Solder
Caleb Kraft   8/25/2013 12:44:47 PM
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What is your first soldering project going to be? Surely you're not jumping right into QFN stuff?

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Re: How to Solder
kfield   8/25/2013 12:10:32 PM
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@elizabethsimon Thanks for pointing us to this resource, I'm about to tackle my first soldering project!

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MAX have you been in hibernation for at least TWO DECADES...
narnix   8/25/2013 4:07:36 AM
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Max, it looks, you have been in hibernation for at least Two Decades...

Since the Software bug cought on with the so called engineering community, no one ever bothers about hardware... or for that matter Electronics... Studying & Persuing Electronics is below their dignity.. it is for the tech support team n technicians to know the electronicsn hardware... they only want a board delivered to them on which they can simply run their softwares...

 

why blame the engineers? Tell me, Do the teachers  in any engineering college or university know how to solder? how many persons you can find on the campus of any tech university who can solder? I am you count them in Single Digit...

 

Let us first train the teachers before trying to train our upcoming engineers with importance of Practical Aspects of Engineering... what say ???

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They are busy simulating their great designs ...
bbaudis021   8/23/2013 3:53:24 PM
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.. while us lowly embedded software engineers learned to solder in order to get some real hardware to run our software!

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