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Customisable USB adapter for arcade controls.

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Mike Maluk wrote 11/08/2015 at 16:29 point

Check eBay. I managed to get mine for 70$ shipped. It's been nothing but awesome since. It came with a ton of tips for both the iron and gun, which help immensely with micro-soldering.  

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danjovic wrote 11/09/2015 at 00:50 point

Thanks! I don't deal with SMDs very often so I never bought one, but I'll consider buying one soon, as electronic components are shrinking every day, lol.

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Mike Maluk wrote 11/08/2015 at 01:42 point

Do you have a heat gun? I've got a relatively cheap solder station that has one built in. With a small tip on it, the gun works amazingly well for small pins like those on the USB.

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danjovic wrote 11/08/2015 at 10:37 point

I need to buy one of those solder stations someday. They are much cheaper now! My previous experiments with soldering with a regular hot air gun did not went well, luckyly the microcontroller survived though the board wass k.i.a. lol . Either way thank you for the advice!

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