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Uploaded: 11.01.2014 22:08
Categories: Photography Gear | Tools | Electronics

petex - Digital microscope made of Logitech C270 webcam and cheap 50mm CCTV lens from dx.com.Image quality is enough for SMD soldering,

Digital microscope made of Logitech C270 webcam and cheap 50mm CCTV lens from dx.com.
Image quality is enough for SMD soldering, working distance is about 30-40cm and latency & motion blur in webcam viewing program is acceptable. I may add also 1/4" threads for camera holder.


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29.01.2014 09:37 petexFlux and solder wick helps a lot. I prefer flux pen and 0,6mm or thinner leaded solder. If you can still affect to PCB layout, I'd extend the pads or traces a bit so it's easier to drag the extra solder from pins to traces.
28.01.2014 23:03 alfonshey petex! im just about to solder my first smd's. Do i need some special flux or solder if I have MSOP decal; really fine pins just like one in the picture
22.01.2014 13:47 petexTypical 0603s feels quite monstrous after learning to hand solder 0201 SMD components :) I just need proper stand for the camera itself. Actually ordered one already from DX. Lets see if it's strudy enough.
21.01.2014 18:58 metalfusionNow you just need a set of very steady hands.