Mickey_Sadler

Electronic basics links

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Hi All,

I started in electronics in 1950 as a hobby - amateur radio - then on to technical school. I am very new to MIDI! I see some of the postings saying that the posters are new to electronics, soldering, etc., so in the spirit of helping others ( the way I had help when I was 12 years old!), here are some links that will give you some great information.

http://www.aade.com/ check - the links page, check the soldering how-to link

http://www.aade.com/sexypnls.htm - how to make panel overlays

http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/ - tutorials starting with basic electronics

http://www.morsex.com/building/atoz.htm - electronics construction how-to

http://www.eio.com/ - besides the surplus stuff, check the technical forums

I hope these may be of help. I will probably be asking many, many MIDI related questions when I get my MIDIbox built.

Later,

Mickey

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cheers for the link, just what ive been looking for!

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Another excellent link, thanks!

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I've added a thread about what looks like a really easy PCB making system.  They claim you can go from artwork to a finished, plated, silkscreened and pseudo solder masked board in 15 minutes.

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http://www.rapidonline.com/

Excellent UK based parts supplier. Very good prices, and a decent range.

Fast too. I ordered at 3.00am this morning,(long story), and parts were dispatched this afternoon.

Mike

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Well, the pitch is 0.65 mm like in TQFP. I soldered a few of these last week and it´s really no problem with the right equipment. You just shouldn´t try to solder the pins individually. I´ve got a Weller soldering station with a "Hohlkehlenspitze", no idea what the english word is for that. Its a tip that is slightly curved to suck up a bit of solder. Then you take some flux (the stuff coming in a syringe), pour it over the legs and pull straight over the legs with the iron. After cleaning the flux away, the result looks nearly industrial :)

Atmega.JPG

Seppoman

Google translates "Hohlkehlenspitze" as "Fillet point"

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On my search to learn how to design PCBs I came across what I believe to be an excellent guide on the basics. It runs you through all the design concepts and gives come helpful advice.

FREE!

http://alternatezone.com/electronics/files/PCBDesignTutorialRevA.pdf

I am attempting to find a collection of tutorials that we could put in a sticky thread for the noobs (like myself). Searching through thousands of forum posts gets tedious, really quickly.

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Just stumbled over these awesome tutorials when searching for a really small headamp design.

http://tangentsoft.net/elec/movies/

The tutorials are as videos as well.  :)

Maybe that will help some other newbe getting started soldering.

//Peter

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Video soldering tutorials, excellent. I hope you don't mind that I moved this post into the sticky thread? (I can move it back if you want)

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Heh, the awesomebar tells me that it's all through my browser history but not in my bookmarks. Fixed that, thanks benjamin!

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[media]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/SwP3EVPzrkk&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/SwP3EVPzrkk&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube
hehehehe I think you mean:
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwP3EVPzrkk[/media]

Like this:

(IE, just copy from your address bar when you're watching, and put that URL between youtube tags)

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