[hackspacebristol] Soldering QFN packages

Tom Gardner tggzzz+hs at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 09:03:28 UTC 2014

Arthur used the oven last night for the first time since modification.
Before doing the "real" board, it might be worth trying a couple of
sacrificial boards in order to assure yourself that you've got everything
(temp, solder, flux, phase of moon) set up correctly.

I haven't done any SMD soldering, but I will have to in the near future.
The links below may, or may not, be helpful - I'd be grateful for any


I'm also going to be investigating using my slow cooker as a heat bath,
since it will be more convenient for me to apply paste, then components,
and then heat at home.

(No I won't be putting Pb solder in the cooking vessel! My slow cooker has
a solid aluminium exterior that gets hot.

On 11 July 2014 09:43, Jolyon Jenkins <jolyonjenkins at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hello
> I'm working on a project that will need me to solder some tiny QFN chips.
> I've never done this before. I see that the hackspace has a solder reflow
> oven but is there someone who could hold my hand on my first attempt? I
> guess I will need some stencils, unless the hackspace has them?
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