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DutchMF

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Newbie builder
« on: December 27, 2011, 08:25:42 AM »
Hi everyone!
In the last few months i've been learning a lot from this forum, what does what etc..... Now i've got some boards from The Bean and some questions regarding general board manufacturing!

1: Do i mount the components flush to the board, or some distance from it?
2: Is there an order which works best? for instance: first resistors, then capacitors etc....
3: what kind of wire to use?

I will post some pics of my progress, all help will be much appreciated!

Greetz, Paul
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Re: Newbie builder
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 08:43:54 AM »
1) I mount most pretty close to flush.  Sometimes caps won't mount as close because of size of lead spacing.

2) I do it usually in this order...  resistors, diodes, sockets (for IC's), caps, transistors, pots, then I put the IC's in the sockets last

3) I use between 22 and 24 gauge.

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Re: Newbie builder
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 09:15:04 AM »
Not much to add here, except that the 24 gauge pre-tinned wire available from smallbear is excellent.
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Re: Newbie builder
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 10:24:49 AM »
I ordered some solid core wire from banzai, close to 24 gauge (we euro's don't use the "gauge", we're metric over here!) i'll see how it works. Any more insights that a newbie should know before starting off? By the way, just ordered the parts today, so it's gonna be at least a week before i start soldering...

Thanx already for the support!
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Re: Newbie builder
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 11:11:43 AM »
http://www.musikding.de/index.php/cat/c161Solid-Wire.html has a nice collection of solid wire...
 
www.uk-electronic.de an www.newtone-online.nl those are some good abd reliable sources in europe... much better as banzai.

Have fun building... veel succes...