University of Illinois - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electronics Services Shop

Soldering Components Into Our Milled PC Boards

The non-plated holes in our boards mean some extra soldering tricks are necessary. Any pad or feedthrough on the top side that is connected to a trace must be soldered on the top side to insure a good connection. Here are some suggestions for soldering on different types of components.

Via Wires (solder these in first!)

Discrete Components

Unsocketed ICs

Sockets For ICs

Elevating A Component Above The Board For Top-Layer Soldering

-Mark Smart

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