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Prototype Construction

Surface Mount Devices

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"Manhattan" style construction works well for surface mount and involves using bits of PCB to form islands and channels between components.

"Dead Bug" construction involves just glueing the chips or other components up-side-down to some hard surface and then soldering to the pins. Examples: 1

See also:


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