[Noisebridge-discuss] Surface mount oven?

Robert Chu robertayoungchu at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 03:34:38 PDT 2012


We do have that Silver colored oven that came from the kitchen that is
currently in Hacker Corner. It is a toaster oven.

Cheers
Rayc

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:58 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> Yes i like the link you sent.  It seems that me and Rachel are going to
> build one when we get an appropriate oven to start with, a.k.a. a smallish
> convection oven.
>
> we already have a hot-air rework station, although we don't have a heating
> station (heats the bottom and top of the board in prep for rework).
> However, i do own a heating station and I will see if it hasn't been
> thrown out yet, and bring it to noisebridge.
>
> I think the oven thing will be a step in the right direction, because we
> should develop the ability to build complex boards with lots of
> surfacemount parts without having to laboriously solder everything by hand.
>  This oven will move us in that direction.
>
> also, we will have to teach the mill to etch circuitboards faster and more
> quietly, and teach the replicators to dispense solder paste onto boards for
> us, or use the laser engraver to etch solder paste masks.
>
> and we should start a system of labeling our test equipment and tools so
> nothing else gets mistaken for hack materials, and taken apart by bored
> occupiers trying to look like they're hacking so they don't get kicked out.
>
> -jake
>
>
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2012, Kelly wrote:
>
>  Yeah the new reflow oven will need extensive and obvious labeling.
>>
>> So that design I linked to looks doable? I have really no idea.
>>
>> Also about half the people I tell this to advocate using something
>> other than an oven for solder paste surface mounting. The focal heat
>> gun thing and hot plates are both apparently popular. Do those seem
>> like useful additional tools but not a replacement for a reflow oven?
>>
>> -Kelly
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 16:11, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, 18 Apr 2012, Rachel McConnell wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> If the toaster oven Jon (?) donated has gone walkabout, I have a toaster
>>>> oven I would donate to this cause. Yay reflow soldering! Plus I'll help
>>>> you
>>>> mod it.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> we will need a heat-tolerant circulation fan, although i wonder if
>>> "convection" ovens have special magic like airflow patterns in addition
>>> to
>>> magic nonmelting fans.  I already have the thermocouple and controller.
>>>
>>> i think i saw the toaster oven that lived with the oscilloscopes and test
>>> equipment disassembled and left for dead.  unfortunately we have zero
>>> posted
>>> guiedlines about what not to take apart at all, and what should only be
>>> taken apart if you're going to actually DO SOMETHING with it instead of
>>> just
>>> leaving a mess.
>>>
>>> and i think we should start having such posted guidelines.
>>>
>>> -jake
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> -Rachel
>>>>
>>>> On Apr 18, 2012, at 11:52, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  I like the idea of having a reflow oven and I am willing to help build
>>>>> it.
>>>>>
>>>>> I will even supply the thermocouple controller and thermocouple and
>>>>> "relay" to turn the thing on and off.
>>>>>
>>>>> Somebody else should supply the convection oven (not an enormous
>>>>> microwave
>>>>> oven sized one please, just a toaster-oven sized one) and the
>>>>> high-temperature black spraypaint.
>>>>>
>>>>> We can follow the procedure listed below and build it together at
>>>>> noisebridge.
>>>>>
>>>>> -jake
>>>>>
>>>>> Kelly 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<http://ecendesign.okstate.edu/design%20lab/projects/smt_oven/surfacemountoven.htm>
>>>>>
>>>>> -K
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>
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