An Introduction to Working with Surface Mount Devices
Speaker: Dean Poeth II, K8TM
This presentation will be an introduction to working with surface mount devices (SMDs). Topics will include the advantages of SMDs over traditional through-hole technology. There will also be a discussion of the tools needed to successfully build circuits with SMDs, including some that the enthusiast can make themselves. Methods of building circuits will include both hand soldering and reflow soldering techniques.
This presentation is taken, in part, from a course Dean teaches at Clarkson University, where he is an adjunct associate professor in the graduate school.
About our speaker:
Dean Poeth, K8TM, has been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1974 and a licensed broadcast engineer since 1977. He has published articles in QST and CQ magazine on surface mount devices.
Dean obtained his B.S. in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Ohio State, and his MS and PhD in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Penn State University.
His entire family enjoys amateur radio, including his wife Opal (KB3ATP), his son Dean (KD2WLO), and his daughter Anna (KD2YYA).
Note: The meeting location is 309 Alplaus Ave, Alplaus, NY, and the building is at the corner of Alplaus Avenue and Bruce Drive. Please park in the paved lot adjacent to this building. Do not park in the restricted area in front of the building that houses the fire trucks. We will meet in the Multipurpose Room (entrance is on the North side of this building).