Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My new toy... Nikon D80 DSLR + Epson R290


Though the past few months I've been eyeing various things, I ended up getting myself a digital SLR - Nikon D80. I've not played with SLR for more than 10 years... been going around with digital compact camera all this while... Recently, I just got me an EPSON R290 photo printer. The printer is so good that it bring out the deficiencies in my photos from the compact camera. The Nikon D80 should do some justice to the Epson R290...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Good instruction how to solder SMD components


Once in a while, people ask me how to solder those tiny SMD components like the above... Rather than duplicating what's already widely available on the internet, here's a link to a very good reference...

Reference Number 1: MENY's Backyard (mostly on communications)
Reference Number 2: SMD 101 at Curious Inventor (video)