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Old 15th March 2010, 12:13 AM   #1
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Anybody got any PCB's lying around I can practice my soldering on. Got some cheap resistors and caps, but boards are to expensive just to use for solder practice.

So if you have any unwanted or unused boards PM me.
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Old 15th March 2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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Buy some stripboard.

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When i did my C+G training we used stripboard and had to fill one hole and miss the next and each solder joint had to be the correct size.
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Old 15th March 2010, 12:24 AM   #3
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I wish I had a few pounds... I'm currently "between jobs" so after wife tax there aint much left. Trying to keep the head n hands busy during hard times.
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Old 15th March 2010, 01:21 AM   #4
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Hi littlerick

Take a look here

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Once you can do that you are ready to leave the soldering temple! You might even find a saleable niche market. They are asking strong money for the necklaces, but whether they are getting it is another question. Just because something is for sale doesn't mean anyone is buying.

I know what you mean about needing to keep the head busy, I have a bit more time on my hands than I am used to lately.

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PS still enjoying the amp?
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Old 15th March 2010, 06:53 AM   #5
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Go to your local re-cycling centre and look out for any old hi-fi, especially amps/receivers/music centers (remember those) and then take them to bits to extract the pcb's then you can practice de-soldering the components and then re-solder the resistors that you have in place.
Avoid the more modern stuff as they might be SMD components although if you want to practice soldering SMD components as well these are easily removed with a hot air gun used for paint stripping.
Do this and you might find some parts that may be of use in the future like transformers,heatsinks,power resistors, fuses etc

I always did enjoy taking things apart.
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Old 15th March 2010, 10:27 AM   #6
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Hi John... Yes loving the amp more each day.

Jerryo... I with you on the taking stuff apart... I got that bit down to a fine art, never had much luck at the back together bit tho.
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Old 16th March 2010, 06:26 AM   #7
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When I was a kid my parents bought me the occasional black and white TV during the summer holidays and I would spend hours pulling it to bits eventually reavealing the tube in all its glory. Once when the bits had to go, the dustbin men must have thrown the crt into the compactor as there was this almighty bang that came from the lane; they shot off pretty quickly leaving some great chunks of crt screen glass all over the road....................nutters.
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Old 17th March 2010, 12:13 AM   #8
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REcycling center. Or look in the trash behind a repair shop. Look in the trash along your street. ASk your neighbors if they have any dead consumer electronic stuff.
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Old 17th March 2010, 01:11 AM   #9
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Hi littlerick

If we both make it to the Sheffield get together I've got stuff kicking about here. You said you would be coming by bike if I remember rightly? I'm intending taking my LM1875s so you can hear the baby of the family.

Have yourself a play with the resistor art from what you've got kicking around. A dip8 chip and a handfull of resistors you are well on the way to a computer bug. There was a lass at a craft fair selling very poorly made efforts in little jars and was doing a surprisingly good trade.

By the time you can weave a centipede, a point to point chipamp will seem like light entertainment. I fancy doing one of these but doubt I will live long enough to drill all the holes!

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