March 4, 2005

Soldering atrocity

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at March 4, 2005 9:37 PM

All that soldering talk earlier led to this:

soldering atrocity

This is the second major modification to this board, and I am the third person to work on it. I'm responsible for that clump of blue wires. Maybe I should have used different colors, but somebody before me used black wires for everything so I felt justified. Anyway, I fear I may be punished with parasitic capacitance.

Penny included for scale.

I added a few more notes on this photo's Flickr page; mouse over the photo there to see them.


Hot damn, I just noticed that those look like F-ING SURFACE MOUNT components on a breadboard. You have my condolences.

Posted by: Lemming | March 5, 2005 10:34 AM

(err, wait, not sure if breadboard was the right word, I'm tired, but you know what I mean)

Posted by: Lemming | March 5, 2005 10:35 AM

Yes, that is what they are. :( The ICs at least are on those adapter stages, but someone working on a previous generation put a bunch of components on the board itself. He must have much steadier hands than me.

(I'm not sure what the right term for this type of board is... "Proto board" maybe, I've seen that before.)

Posted by: Arcane Gazebo | March 5, 2005 12:43 PM

Can I choose you in the frosh injury pool? Maybe I already did once... (I don't remember. The people in charge of it flaked my senior year.)

I am going through a rough spot in my day... my apartment complex's washers are having conniptions (which would be ok, I suppose, if my clothes weren't already drenched from my attempt to wash them) and my computer keyboard is now spazzing out. (The letter 'j' isn't truly necessary, is it? [I had to hit the part under the key with my hand to type that.]) This is when I wish I had manual dexterity so I could perform surgery on it successfully. Damn dried rice grain fell in my keyboard... I shouldn't have even tried to get it out.)

Ah well, life's trivialities. Maybe I can avoid the extra trip tomorrow for my keyboard...

Posted by: Mason | March 5, 2005 8:06 PM
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