Dead Parts + PCBs for Soldering Practice

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Anyone know a source for dead ICs and scrap PCBs that I can get cheaply for use in practicing drag soldering LQFP144 and TQFP100 parts?

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You mean, other than anything I make?

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I wonder if computer repair places would have a pile of scrap? Or do some dumpster diving?

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Yep, got plenty in the shed. XMAS present for you! Just come & get them! Seriously, there are loads of all sorts of technology fall out as equipment has shorter & shorter service lives. How about mobile phones etc.

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Careful use of a heat gun on both sides of a surface mt. ckt bd will remove all parts without damage to them or the board. At that point you have a soldering practice kit. There's gotta be some place in northern CA that throws them away. How far north?

Rick

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RickB wrote:
There's gotta be some place in northern CA that throws them away. How far north?

Silicon Valley, but there's no electronics work happening around here any more -- it's all been outsourced to China.

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Surely the technological fallout is where the consumers are. Ie All over the world!

Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin & Murphy are always lurking about!
Lee -.-
Riddle me this...How did the serpent move around before the fall?

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Here you go: http://www.lmbtfy.com/?q=pc+recy...

They have lots of circuit boards for cheap at these businesses.

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There's places like Halted in the valley. There's no shortage of hitech junk.

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Any store that makes PC repair has broken boards. Don't work for you this?

Regards,

Bruno Muswieck

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brunomusw wrote:
Any store that makes PC repair has broken boards. Don't work for you this?

Sure, I could do that, but it's a lot of hassle. I'd have to get out the hot air tool, pull the parts off the board, clean up the pads, the parts, etc.

I just thought that there might be a company that made a medium-density surface mount soldering practice kit with a board with some LQFP pads and some nonfunctional ICs. Perhaps something Sparkfun or Adafruit would do.