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Stencils for SMT breakout boards
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Stencils for SMT breakout boards

by kscharf on Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:03 pm

Are stencils available for the SMT breakout boards that Adafruit sells? I'd like to use your SMT -> DIP boards to prototype some new AVR parts, but soldering 0.5mm pitch parts by hand with a soldering iron isn't easy. I've tried to use makerpaste with a hot air station but haven't been able to apply it from the tube successfully. A stencil made for these boards would help greatly!

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Re: Stencils for SMT breakout boards

by adafruit_support_carter on Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:38 pm

We don't have those, but check here:
https://www.digikey.com/short/zfcb78
You can get stock stencils for most common chip formats.

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Re: Stencils for SMT breakout boards

by kscharf on Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:36 am

Thanks! I've just ordered 3 stencils for TQFP and some solder paste. Hopefully my hands and eyes will be up to the 'pick and place' task. Looks like a little bit of paste will go a long way with these.

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