How To Solder: Copper Pills,LEDS,Drivers,+ Equipment and Supplies

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How To Solder: Copper Pills,LEDS,Drivers,+ Equipment and Supplies

Hi everyone,

Here is what you can expect from the video.

1. Basic “how to” soldering skills
2. Best practices to avoid pitfalls and brittle joints
3. Tips and tricks on how to get stubborn parts like copper pills to solder
4. Equipment and soldering supplies I recommend.


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If you have any helpful hints of your own please feel free to share.
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Here is my thread on how to Reflow solder an LED to an MCPCB
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/46443
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Soldering station:https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pu...
Soldering Iron:https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pu...
Kester No Clean Solder: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pu...
Kester Liquid Soldering Flux:https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pu...
Kester Rework Flux: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pu...
Brass Sponge: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pu...
Soldering Paste: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pu...
Silicone wire: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pu...

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Edited by: vestureofblood on 12/31/2016 - 14:37
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Your ebay links are broken.
Gonna watch now,

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Excellent video, Matt. Ill have to rewatch it as I get close to soldering my driver to a copper P60 for the helpful pointers in there.

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Kepling wrote:
Your ebay links are broken. Gonna watch now,

Thanks for letting me know. I think they are fixed now??
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staticx57 wrote:
Excellent video, Matt. Ill have to rewatch it as I get close to soldering my driver to a copper P60 for the helpful pointers in there.

I was hoping you guys would find that part useful Smile

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The Kester rework flux link brought up a whole lot of auto parts, no flux.

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Hi VOB,

Nice “Direct and to the Point” Video. Well Done.

Learned quite a bit there, especially the hints on soldering to a pill.

Thanks.

S-L Smile

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A lot of effort in taking that video. You saved a lot of people from soldering frustrations.

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Hi Matt, Excellent Tutorial! Thumbs Up

Do you know the link in OSHPARK for this Driver @ 1:00 ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=68&v=1mb1gUfUXSU

Thanks

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I also tried to find this pcb at oshpark, but I did not find it. I found this driver (not pcb) here

Of course, I could have overlooked this project. Maybe it’s on the oshpark

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Leviatan wrote:
I also tried to find this pcb at oshpark, but I did not find it. I found this driver (not pcb) here

Of course, I could have overlooked this project. Maybe it’s on the oshpark

The PCB is Purple, So it must be somewhere on Oshpark LOL

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See this link . It looks similar. Maybe I’ll find something else in a moment.

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Leviatan wrote:
See this link . It looks similar. Maybe I’ll find something else in a moment.

Thanks Alot, I Will Check it now

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Btw they could order a board for their needs. They did not have to share it.

Btw2 I’m not a specialist, but for me it looks like a normal mosfet driver without an AMC

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Leviatan wrote:
Btw they could order a board for their needs. They did not have to share it.

Btw2 I’m not a specialist, but for me it looks like a normal mosfet driver without an AMC

True Thumbs Up

to be honest I Didn’t want to order the Driver from oshpark, I Just wanted to look at its Circuit Smile

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Thanks for posting the video vestureofblood! Lots of great tips in there. Heat and flux are certainly key for good soldering.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Thank you for the tips! Smile Beer

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Hi all,

I don’t have a link for the exact mosfet design you seen in my shop because I have someone make those for me now. Back when I was assembling them myself this was the board I used
Order from OSH Park

The last batch I ordered I tried the 2oz traces, but doing this means you get a pcb that is only half thickness for some reason. I would not order them that way again Smile

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