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Dorkbot Workshop -- Focused Workshop: Surface Mount

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)
Public WiFi

Room 207



Cost: $8

Please register by emailing jim at jimeastman dot com

Learn how to work with surface mount technologies. This workshop is suitable for newcomers to SMT as well as more experienced hobbyists who are looking for a reliable method for building projects using SMT. We will cover the basics of surface mount parts and the tools necessary to work efficiently with them, including a temperature controlled hot plate reflow system which you can build. And we will offer a hands on build session where you will go through all the steps in populating a PCB with parts and doing the reflow soldering process to end up with a working project.

No tools or prior experience is required although, if possible, please bring a soldering iron, some type of magnifier (reading glasses, visor, etc), a desk or work lamp and a good pair of fine point tweezers. We will have some tools available to use during the workshop.

You will get a circuit board and parts kit for use during the class that is yours to keep.