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by STodd
06 Feb 2020, 06:24
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Built Gigatron with IC sockets
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Built Gigatron with IC sockets

I have successfully built a Gigatron and I chose to use IC sockets. See attached pics. Why use sockets? It allowed me to assemble the board and then test the sockets for power and shorts before inserting the ICs. Also, prevented too much heat being used when soldering and if an IC was faulty I coul...
by STodd
31 Jan 2020, 06:43
Forum: Kit assembly gallery
Topic: Built Gigatron with IC sockets
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Built Gigatron with IC sockets

I have successfully built a Gigatron and I chose to use IC sockets. See attached pics. Why use sockets? It allowed me to assemble the board and then test the sockets for power and shorts before inserting the ICs. Also, prevented too much heat being used when soldering and if an IC was faulty I could...