Getting Started with Surface Mount Devices with Collin Cunningham
Circuit SkillsBy Collin Cunningham
Collin Cunningham shows us how easy it is to use surface mount devices. As you'll see in the video below he has tried many different methods for circuit building, but this is his first for using surface-mount parts. Many may balk at the idea of soldering the infamously tiny SMT or SMD packages, but once equipped with the right tools, and a bit of patience, you too can solder your own teeny-tiny circuitry. See Collin in action...
To get you started we have bundled a small kit with a few boards, plus a variety of SMD parts and related tools.
Click here to order your SMD kit (P/N 2124197).
Surface Mount Device Kit Includes:
|Qty.||Part Description||Manufacturer Part No.|
|LMC555 CMOS Timer, 8-pin SOIC||LM555CM|
|Audio Power Amplifier, 1-Channel Class AB .325W, 8-pin SOIC||LM386M-1|
|Resistor, SMD, 1206, 220Ω, ±5%||RC1206221J|
|Resistor, General Purpose Thick Film, 1206, 1KΩ, ±1%||CRCW12061K00FKEA|
|Resistor, General Purpose Thick Film, 1206, 10KΩ, ±1%||CRCW120610K0FKEA|
|Resistor, General Purpose Thick Film, 1206, 100KΩ, ±5%||RC0805FR-07100K|
|Capacitor, Ceramic Chip, 1206, 1.0µF, 25V 10%, X7R Series||1206X7R25V1.0|
|Capacitor, Ceramic Chip, 1206, 0.1µF, 50V 10%, X7R Series||1206X7R.1|
|Capacitor, Ceramic Chip, 1206, 0.01µF, 50V 10%, X7R Series||1206X7R.01|
|LED, 1206, Red, 638nm, 25 mcd, [email protected]||LTST-C150CKT|
|Mini Protoboard for SMD, 8-pin SOIC, 1206||9081|
|Tool, Tweezer, Straight Fine-Point Tip, Stainless, 4.75"||GCP-005-R|
|Solder Wick, 0.098" wide, 5' spool||GISW25-R|
|SMD Removal Kit||SMD1|
|Photocell 90mW, 150V||CDS002-9004|
|Speakers Ferrite 0.8W 85±3Dba||GOLDSUN GSP02-R|
|9V Battery Holder||BH-9V-A-R|
|9V Alkaline Battery||ALK 9V 522|
If you decide to build your own surface mount package, we'd love to hear about your results! Send us your story at [email protected].
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