20240201 Razor Crest Main Board PCB Revision 5

20240201 Razor Crest Main Board PCB Revision 5

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2024 A month has passed by and before I knew it, its already February. I was quite busy with my Day Job since December and so, I had to put a lot of things away for obvious reasons. I was hoping to start with calculating and planning for the production of the […]

20231113 Re-Flow Soldering on the Razor Crest PCB

20231113 Re-Flow Soldering on the Razor Crest PCB

Finally, with some luck on my side, I am left alone for the afternoon. This also means I have access to the important large table. You see, I have not done anything to reduce the size of the solder paste stencil but rather, left it as it is. THE SOLDER PASTE When you hand solder […]

20231030 Preparing the SMT Stencil

20231030 Preparing the SMT Stencil

THE WAITING GAME I’ve been needing to do this since the stencil came two months ago. As the stencil is huge (280mm x 380mm), it is quite impossible to clear a flat space on my Works Table for it to lie on. And so, I had to wait until the other table is ‘free’. I […]

20231017 The Template

20231017 The Template

I got the template back just yesterday and to be frank, I was worried that it might not fit. If you watched YouTube videos, you’d see the Author arranging some PCBs surrounding the actual circuit board before using the solder mask template. This method ensures the template is height-matched as accurate as possible with the […]