[Noisebridge-discuss] Surface mount oven?

R Mutt rrmutt at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 08:17:37 PDT 2012


After trying several things for prototyping, I think a hot plate is better for the simple reason you can get close to the board to see how the paste is flowing, and poke at things that might have slid around. Mightyohm has a DIY one, or just an electric griddle. 

On Apr 17, 2012, at 8:50 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah I think it would be nice to have like... a reflow oven.
> 
> What do people think of this DIY option:
> 
> http://ecendesign.okstate.edu/design%20lab/projects/smt_oven/surfacemountoven.htm
> 
> -K
> 
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 19:10, R Mutt <rrmutt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If it's the cheapo one I bought last year or so, it should be labeled as such with sharpie. A normal toast cycle was sufficient to melt off the chips I wanted to scavenge from a board.
>> 
>> It was my intention to put a temperature controller on it for decent reflow profiles, but this was back when I still harbored a naive hope that Noisebridge Could Have Nice Things.
>> 
>> On Apr 17, 2012, at 2:31 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Yeah I was concerned about that... If no one can confirm that there's
>>> a functional oven there with good airflow, I might just pick one up
>>> and donate it. Ironically our toaster oven here at home is too crappy
>>> to do this.
>>> 
>>> -K
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 13:49, Casey Callendrello <c1 at caseyc.net> wrote:
>>>> We do have a very bare-bones toaster for reflow. It doesn't have any sort of
>>>> temperature control :-(. It usually lives on top of the shelves with the
>>>> other electronics do-dads.
>>>> I haven't looked specifically for it, so it may have succumbed to entropy,
>>>> as always, but it worked a few months ago.
>>>> --Casey
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On 4/17/12 1:20 PM, Kelly wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> What's the oven situation at present? I have seen a single toaster oven in
>>>> the past. Do we have an airflow oven or the like? I am coming by tonight
>>>> with some friends to do some surface moun work.
>>>> 
>>>> Kelly
>>>> 
>>>> 
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