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markmandp

Member Since: February 5, 2009

Country: United States

  • I am having trouble soldering to the flat pads. Does anyone have any advice for soldering to them? I held my iron to the pad, placed the wire adjacent, and then added the solder. I could not get the pad to heat up enough for the solder to flow, it just flowed onto the wire.

  • I am having trouble soldering to the flat pads. Does anyone have any advice for soldering to them? I held my iron to the pad, placed the wire adjacent, and then added the solder. I could not get the pad to heat up enough for the solder to flow, it just flowed onto the wire.

  • I know this is a silly question, but what side of the PCB do you solder to?

  • I agree with this. If you give a tax break for each open source item you release, a company would just break up their circuit board into multiple pieces and release each peice for an increased tax break. But if it was a tax break for each item that your company sells that you also release as open source, and the size of the tax break was proportional to the amount of product you sell, then it might be more effective. Something like you get a $0.05 tax break for each item you sell that you also release as open source, then there would be an incentive to release as open source major projects.

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