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by donfrench
Thu May 09, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reflow oven
Replies: 7
Views: 4055

Re: Reflow oven

Thorpedo wrote:That sounds good. I would be interested in hearing about your experiences with Bluetooth.

Have you ever used a toaster over for a reflow oven before?


Doug, why don't you contact me at dcfrench@gmail.com?
by donfrench
Wed May 08, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reflow oven
Replies: 7
Views: 4055

Re: Reflow oven

I'm working on a smartphone accessory project and recently received some sample CC2541 Texas Instruments Bluetooth LE (low energy) chips that are SMD and for which I could use a reflow oven. Is the reflow toaster oven still around? I can't recall seeing one marked for not-for-food as would indicate...
by donfrench
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone able to solder BGA parts?
Replies: 8
Views: 5474

Re: Anyone able to solder BGA parts?

I have scrapped a few Motherboards with BGA sockets, is it possible to reuse them? Also not having looked at what mods a toaster over would need, what would you do? Add a residual heat element like firebrick or cement? That could hold in heat, and help disburse it better? Maybe add a hole to help h...
by donfrench
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone able to solder BGA parts?
Replies: 8
Views: 5474

Re: Anyone able to solder BGA parts?

This is hard to do with professional grade stuff sometimes, Versa in Minneapolis area might be able to do it http://www.versaco.com/ not sure though, but they will be able to point you in the right direction. I got a stencil made and purchased some solder paste and did some reading up on how to use...
by donfrench
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iPhone app developers?
Replies: 2
Views: 1799

Re: iPhone app developers?

if you are offering payment there might be some takers but outside of that, I imagine it's not so easy to do what you are asking, that said there are several members that have apps in both the android and apple store and will most likely answer some questions if you have them, I can point you towar...
by donfrench
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reflow oven
Replies: 7
Views: 4055

Re: Reflow oven

Great! Sparkfun has a tutorial on making a controller. They also sell one for about $90.
by donfrench
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reflow oven
Replies: 7
Views: 4055

Reflow oven

Has anyone used either of the toaster ovens in the classroom as reflow ovens? It looks quite easy to do with no modifications if you want to watch a thermometer mounted inside, but it might be nice to automate one of these with a temperature sensor and some electronics. Anyone interested in trying t...
by donfrench
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ultra-high-speed flash
Replies: 0
Views: 1488

Ultra-high-speed flash

Anyone interested in helping make this ultra-high-speed flash? http://www.glacialwanderer.com/hobbyrobotics/?p=490
by donfrench
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone able to solder BGA parts?
Replies: 8
Views: 5474

Re: Anyone able to solder BGA parts?

Or is there a place in the area that does this?
by donfrench
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone able to solder BGA parts?
Replies: 8
Views: 5474

Anyone able to solder BGA parts?

I am guessing that it takes special machinery, right?

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