PB Machine. Your experience with electric circuits has been largely limited to components that use through-hole technology (THT). To round out your proficiency with all components, your next few projects will require the use of devices that use surface-mount technology (SMT). As the graphic reveals, the smallest size that is reasonable for hand-soldering techniques is the 1206 family, so this is what we carry in the DES inventory.
- P. Bagga (ACES '17) redesigned his original RSGC ACES DC Power Jack to include an optional power LED and resistor. You will be given a small parts kits that includes the PCB, a THT DC Power Jack, and a 2x3 male header pin. You can choose your 1206 SMT LED colour from our inventory of red, green, blue, or amber and your 1206 resistor from our inventory of 330Ω, 1kΩ,or 10kΩ.
- Component Distribution ( don't lose 'em :) PB's SMT Soldering of his DC Breakout Board (far too much solder paste on the resistor)
- Using a digital soldering station for the THT components and either of the AOYUE 968 Hot Air Rework Stations for the SMT parts, assemble your DC Power Jack.
- Submit your device to Mr. D before the indicated deadline.