Sound the horns! I actually finished a project far enough to see it perform it's intended purpose.
Baked my first VR board this evening, and it went pretty smoothly. I was worried my measured temps would
not be reached with some thermal mass in there, but lo and behold, around 170+ deg C the solder paste had
Here's some pics of board in various stages of the process.
Paste applied with syringe. It looks much thicker then when it went on, must have spread out some afterwards.
Baked! As you can see there are some solder bridges on the MAX9926 IC (too much paste or perhaps it could use
some added flux for this type of process. Or perhaps a smaller gauge needle, if I can squeeze the paste through it.
Cleaned up with some solder wick:
THT resistors added:
That about wraps it up..
Virtual La Reluctacion!