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How to orient the SMD 10 pin socket on the duinoproto?


#1

Ok, maybe I’m having a brain cramp here, but I can’t seem to figure out by tracing traces, which way to orient the 10 pin gadgeteer socket on the duinoproto. Do I orient it so the tab in the cable will be facing the board edge, or facing inward towards the prototyping area?

Pete


#2

Check out 3D model on wiki or here in the forum thread
http://www.tinyclr.com/images/uploads/45586_large.jpg


#3

Excellent, thanks!

Good thing too, as I was about to solder it in reverse. I got as far as tinning the pads and thought “wait a minute” :slight_smile:

Pete


#4

You are welcome. ;D What are you making?


#5

A huge thanks to whoever updates the duinoproto wiki page with pictures of soldered board :wink:


#6

Not sure yet, but I wanted to have a connector and a header on there for when inspiration strikes. That was the first thing I’ve ever SMT soldered.


#7

I just took some photos. I’ll update it now.


#8

There you go.

http://wiki.tinyclr.com/index.php?title=DuinoProto

Pete


#9

Fantastic.


#10

Nice SMT job for the first time. ;D


#11

Thanks. :slight_smile:

The first time I soldered anything (through hole) was less than a year ago, so I’ve managed to learn a ton over the past year, all thanks to NETMF.

Pete


#12

I have few videos on soldering that may help you.


#13

@ gus

Thanks. SMT or TH? I’ve got through-hole down fairly well, but SMT is new ground for me. Unfortunately, I’m finding that many of the chips I want to mess with are often in som sort of SMT package.

I’ve seen some good videos where you can mill a stencil, paste your board, and then heat it in an oven or on a plate. Great for production runs, but seems like a lot of work for one-offs.


#14

No need for stencils. You can solder anything but BFA. See my videos :slight_smile:


#15

Where are your videos? I looked both on the Downloads and Tutorials page, and searched the wiki, and came up empty-handed.

Can you post a link?


#16

YouTube.com/ghielectronics


#17

Thanks, Gus. Added that link to the wiki. :wink: