The Circuit is Solderedby Jim

13 Apr 2009
2:04 pm

Well, today I finished soldering the circuit board for Jon’s next sculpture.  Take a look:


Some parts were harder to do than others.  The hardest component to solder to the board had to be the schmitt trigger.  It was a little small for a hand-solder job.

schmidtt trigger

If you look on the board, it is next to the lone resistor near the top.  I think next time, I’ll buy bigger parts.  The problem is that it is really hard to judge size by the picture on the website.

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  1. Jon
    4:55 PM on April 13th, 2009

    dad-gum – that thing is small. How did we get that on there?! Nice to see everything in place

  2. Rachel
    6:25 AM on April 14th, 2009

    You should send the website that photo for them to use for future customers! How much did it cost, BTW?

  3. Jim
    12:33 PM on April 14th, 2009

    How much did that component cost? $0.29 ea. Here is a link to the product page where I got it at DigiKey:

    The picture on the website looks much bigger than it does in real life.

    The board cost about $20 to make (from, the components probably cost around $20-30. It is hard to say because I didn’t buy them all at once and when I bought the parts I got extras for future projects. The amount of time I’ve invested? Many, many hours.

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