Started by micro, January 16, 2013, 06:04:42 AM
Quote from: micro on November 23, 2013, 08:00:45 PMSoldering these pins can be a little bit more difficult if you got a weak soldering iron. In that case it helps to set the temperature higher and/or to hold the soldering iron tip for a longer time to the pad & pin.
Quote from: micro on November 24, 2013, 03:20:02 PMUnfortunately that's a very bad way to solder. Maybe you should think about removing the solder joints (with desolder braid or a desolder pump) and solder the pins again.In order to get a good solder joint you have to heat the pin and the pad at the same time while applying fresh solder. Always use solder with flux! This video explains it quite well:How and WHY to Solder CorrectlyMy solder iron is set 350 °C for "normal" solder work. When dealing with really big ground planes I'm setting the temperature at 400 or even 450 °C. (The ground plane on the N64 stick converter PCB isn't really that big )
Quote from: Catastrophic on November 25, 2013, 07:52:47 AMOne more question though. On most soldering irons I've seen, when you apply solder on to the tip it flows in a bright gray colour like the way it should. When I applied solder to my iron it instead just kind of burned with a brown colour(presumably the flux). Is it because the iron is too corroded? Or is the solder just too old?
Quote from: caleb2190 on January 06, 2014, 03:24:19 PMI would like to buy 5 of these joystick pcbs. What do I need to do?
Quote from: micro on February 05, 2014, 05:10:35 AMGuys, please...Yes it's February but the PCB's aren't ready yet. I guess it will take another week or so... Stay tuned!
Quote from: micro on February 10, 2014, 02:18:48 AMThe PCB's are available again!
Quote from: micro on February 14, 2014, 09:25:30 PMTHANKS, GSM! You're the first one confirming that this batch is actually working