Chuck Guzis wrote:
I concur. As you get older, not only do your eyes
grow less acute, but
your hands grow less steady. Heck, I need a binocular loupe to read the
newspaper. That being said, I've done some minor SMT PCB repairs; it's a
pain to see and hold steady, but perhaps some creative tools can be worked
I'm lucky in that regard, as my hands seem to be steadier than most.
But good tools can indeed address that problem. Manual pick & place
tools are around, though a bit expensive...But I think such a thing
would be pretty easy to construct in a workshop with minimal effort.
As far as mounting things, at one time, there was a
"do it yourself hot
air" soldering tool for SMT. I can't find the link to it now.
Well with even high-end hot air systems showing up on eBay regularly
for well under $100, why bother?
Cape Coral, FL