Watch it Flow: Using Bismuth Solder Paste on a 0.4mm Pitch SMD
Charles Lohr talks through – and shows – some of the benefits of using bismuth (low-temperature) solder paste. Charles has been using bismuth solder paste for some years, but this is the smallest pitch application I’ve seen him use with it. And that moment when the paste heats up and flows is so very rewarding. Watch:
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.