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The shooter lane. The shooter lane consists several parts: The lane itself with the groove to center the ball to keep it aligned with the shooter rod.

The shooter lane

And the shooter lane cover, that stops the ball rolling back. It also has some scale to help the skill shots. Sometimes the shooter lane also has a auto shooter, that can launch the ball without used intervention. And the shooter rod itself The amount of power the ball receives from the shooter rod depends on several factors: Of course the amount the shooter rod is pulled out. You can see in the two picture above that this distance varies. Firepower I recently played for the first time on a real Firepower pinball. The wooden side rails are 14x30mm. The out- lanes are 30mm wide. Design Shooter lane To simplify the creation of the shooter lane groove, I created an special insert for it.

The shooter lane insert I designed protrudes through the whole playfield. FlatCAM: PCB Prototyping CAD/CAM. 0.5mm Precision Solder Pencil... or Got Lead? - All. Good afternoon all Makers, Tinkers, and Hackers.

0.5mm Precision Solder Pencil... or Got Lead? - All

This is going to be a quick little tip to help you out with thin gauge solder. I like thin solder as it is easier to work with, but alas I have been given large hands. So I was thinking up a solution to keep solder close to my work piece, with a bit more dexterity then a bear knitting with soggy noodles. I was hoping that there was a more rigid way to hold solder but still allow the fine precision of the thinner gauges and figured all would be lost until one day... I was writing in my design notebook with a fine 0.5mm Mechanical pencil, thinking about glorious puns.

The day it arrived day it arrived I jammed it into my pencil, and now my soldering world will never be the same. Step 1, Acquire stuff A roll of 0.5mm solder in the composition of your choosing. Step 2, Prep the pencil, Remove the eraser from the back of the pencil and remove the graphite "lead" saving for your other pencils. Step 4, start soldering and profit!!!

How to do amazing SMD soldering work? - Which Soldering Station. Nowadays, the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) design become so compact that most of the electronic components on the boards are surface mount devices (SMD).

How to do amazing SMD soldering work? - Which Soldering Station

Since the size of the SMDs are usually small and most of time the pitch between two pins is tiny too, it is kind of tricky to do good SMD soldering. Here, we prepare a list of tips and find the resources for you to help you master the SMD soldering so that you can do not just good but amazing soldering work with SMD. How to solder SMDs Chips with lots of pins? Two approaches to this. 1. It requires that the device is heavy enough so that it is not movable by the hot air from the hot air gun. A. B. C. Click to see why customers think the solder paste a must-have for SMD soldering 2. If the device that needs to be soldered is too light, then you have to apply this approach. Dirty PCBs. KF5OBS’ Dirty PCBs review KF5OBS’ first PCB manufacturing run with Dirty PCBs: So what’s the quality of the board?

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For $ 33 delivered I naturally didn’t expect much. But I was wrong. First off, I received 12 PCBs. So the Protopack definitely worked in … Read more “Dirty” isoUSBRS422 boards just arrived @alper_yazar tweeted picture of his “Dirty” isoUSBRS422 boards. Location based development board Matt Coates of Sky Labs Electronics writes: So here it is! Adrian Jones’ Dirty PCBs review Why did you choose Dirty PCBs? Yet another dirty boards from DirtyPCBs @SUSpaceflight tweeted picture of his dirty boards from DirtyPCBs: GPS trackers for HABs with LoRa/RTTY modems. DirtyPCB Yellow-Panel microgameboy In this video Stijn Kuipers demonstrates his Yellow-Panel microgameboy: The recent paneling experiment resulted in a nice new addition to our prototyping toolbox. Blinky board arrived from DirtyPCBs ‏@ibuildrockets tweeted picture of his Blinky board from DirtyPCB: Ooh!