Hand Wiring No-Lead Chips

Robert Dew did some amazing tack-soldering on the bottom of a No-Lead chip to make a simple break-out board without any special PCBs. He says it took a lot of trial and error and flux. The chip is an accelerometer. Robert made the break-out board for the EE senior design class and electronics lab at GaTech.

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