Daily Update: 7/4/18

The Beginning

Today I worked on the blog, helped rearrange the office, opened up all our beautiful PCBs (https://blog.redkeyu2f.com/2018/07/05/u2f-token-building-the-pcbs-arrive/), and started learning about reflow ovens. Now that all our parts are here, we have to learn how to properly use our toaster oven to solder our boards. Apparently there’s quite a bit of technique to this- good thing we have 22 boards to practice on! The hardest part will be placing the tiny components on their pads on the board, and hoping that the solder paste reflows on all the pads.

Here’s what I learned about reflow ovens today: