SMD Soldering Tutorial

Group Members:

  • Adam ODonovan, University of Maryland
  • Daniel B. Fasnacht, Institute of Neuroinformatics, ETH Zurich
  • David Mascarenas, Los Alamos National Labs
  • Daniel Lofaro, Drexel University
  • Sergio Davies, The University of Manchester
  • Steve Kalik, Toyota Research Institue
  • Tobi Delbruck, Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH/ETH Zurich

Leader: 'Faniel Dasnacht'

If you are involved with building printed circuit boards, you may not know how deal with surface mount components. Because of their superiority in automated assembly, impedance characteristics and actual size, surface mounted components are nowadays often the only available package variant.

It takes the correct equipment and some practice to hand solder them and to use them in designs. In this tutorial, we will show you how to solder SMD components and what equipment you will need to use these back at home.

This year we will solder a USB-microcontroller board available from:  http://stackfoundry.com/

Further info on that copper board:  http://store.stackfoundry.com/dev-tools/copper-avr32-stick.html