Dave McGuire wrote:
The closest thing to an "electronics
store" around here is Radio
Shack. The stuff they sell is not, in my opinion, even suitable for
As far as hardware stores...perhaps even less suitable than Radio
Heck, I am having trouble finding REAL hardware!
Out here in the Backwoods of Canada, they will sell you the latest
chinese battery powered screwdriver for $15, but you can't find a
small powered hand drill unless it is $100 do all,end all drill.
They had 2 $50 drills in stock, now they have one.
I honestly mean no disrespect here. The whole
"surface mount is hard"
thing just grates on my nerves, because pretty much everyone who has
actually done both surface mount and through-hole, myself included,
thinks it's easier.
Well surface mount does require PCB's, through-hole stuff still
has other ways of mounting. What little I have seen of SMT parts
is that projects using them is sourced by only one company and
is more of IC demo rather than a real project.
Cape Coral, FL
Now back to using my drill...
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