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A project log for Keys FeatherWing

A FeatherWing with three keyboard keys.

de∫hipude∫hipu 11/18/2019 at 17:274 Comments

The PCB for the crazy tiny keyboard arrived as well, and I had a stab at soldering the buttons by hand. I got as far as the second button of the second row and decided that it's not going to work. My tiny soldering iron tip is simply too big for this.

I might give it another try with solder paste and hot air gun, but I really don't have much hope for it. It's also pretty inconvenient for typing with your thumbs, so I guess I will just call this one a failure.

Discussions

danjovic wrote 11/20/2019 at 01:11 point

have you tried the sand filled frying pan method?

https://hackaday.com/2019/06/05/solder-smds-with-a-pan-o-sand/

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de∫hipu wrote 11/20/2019 at 08:09 point

I'm describing everything I try in here.

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RomanS wrote 11/18/2019 at 20:33 point

i used smartphone q10 blackberry keyboard for typing for my small device. it's with backlit, cheap, easy to make and comfortable to use. almost impossible to make something similar from ordinary parts ( i tried...

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de∫hipu wrote 11/18/2019 at 20:53 point

Yeah, I just wanted to see how hard it would be to just use regular switches. Now I know.

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