Started populating the first audio-widget board

As the headline says, I’ve started populating the first of the audio-widget boards. I also tested a cheap chinese low melting point solder paste. I did this as the ChipQuick one is on backorder. This is the one I tested:

And I’ll be blunt, it sucks! You’ll see why I think so if you look closely at the following pics:

I hope you can zoom in close enough to see the resistor by IC4 as an example.

I am very happy with the 0.8mm, 2oz Cu board from Oshpark.


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