solder

  • Soldering for dummies me

    Soldering for dummies me

    Make has a great piece on how to solder, a skill I’m sorely lacking. My buddy Paul actually built me a Nixie clock from scratch, soldering each freaking component on by hand. Impressive, to say the least. Read More

  • Study on video card failures: "It's the solder, stupid"

    Study on video card failures: "It's the solder, stupid"

    A couple weeks ago we posted about allegations of widespread solder failure in NVIDIA graphics cards. This is further confirmation of that, as a study done at my alma mater comparing high-lead (90% lead, 10% tin) and eutectic (60% lead, 40% tin) found that under controlled circumstances, “…plastic energy produced in the high-lead layer is about 100 times larger than in the… Read More