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Press-fit Birdhouse

Jim Anderson was gracious enough to lead a parent-kid press fit bird house building workshop over the span of several weeks. He used Dean's press fit tutorial (

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Intelligent Toaster Project

"May I Just ask one question... would anyone like any toast?"

In so far as


  • most electrical components today are offered as surface mount technology (SMT)
  • fine pitch surface mount components require special care in soldering, to avoid solder bridges (shorts) between leads
  • high pin count SMT devices, and especially four-sided components (PLCCs, quad flat packs, etc.) can suffer from assembly skew if the leads are soldered "sequentially"


it follows that a bulk reflow mechanism is a desirable resource. Specifically, a device that can


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