Since we are on the subject, how about some ideas about a pcb board holder, or vice, to make it easier to solder !
If you're going to be doing other projects in
the future, I would invest in something like
the Panavise Circuit Board holder.http://www.amazon.com/PanaVise-315-Circuit-Board-Holder/dp/B000B5Y99C
The above link is to the model 315, which will
require you to also buy the base. I have this
setup and I just love it. Don't know how I got
by without it before I got one. The "base" vice
is handy for many things also.
I have the base and PC board vice bolted
to a 3/4" piece of plywood about 10" X 20".
I backed that board with felt from a fabric shop.
This way I can put the whole thing on my
desk and solder and work without marring
the finish of my desk.
When I am done with the project/job then the
setup goes into the closet.
Works for me.
For SMD use I like Radio Shack .015" silver
bearing solder. The silver solder isn't needed,
I'm just accustomed to the way it flows. I use
a Weller WTCPT with a 700 degree conical tip.
Good luck with your project.
73 de AD6KA