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Construction tip

Post by Cheater » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:56 pm

When I was building my first two boards, I decided to play it cautious and test everything before inserting the leds.

For the love of god, dont! :lol:

Trying to figure out a way to solder leds with a IC socket on the other side. its quite challenging. ;)
Lots of plastic fumes.

paul
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Re: Construction tip

Post by paul » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:24 pm

Yes, that's in the docs, but you need to mount the LED's first - then test them to make sure that they work and are solid before covering them with the chips. In a pinch if you get stuck, you can mount replacement LED's "surface mount" style on the pads. No one is going to see this from a distance of more than a foot anyway, so there's a workaround for burned out, or erroneously mounted LED's.

All in all though - time to make a s.m. version of this whole thing - Too bad the manufacturer has made the chip extinct - I like it a lot.

Paul

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