How To Hand Solder a Quad Flat Pack

This article describes how to solder a quad flat pack component to a printed circuit board. The details of the process are covered, including chip placement, bent pin recovery, tacking, the soldering and solder bridge removal. Get your chip ready by placing the component tray on your bench and opening up the packaging. There are…

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Why Study Abroad?

When I was a sophomore in high school, my parents had an idea that I should go to the U.S. to study. Back then, I could not imagine leaving my friends, family, or my entire life behind. Not only that, but to attend college in an unfamiliar place where people speak a different language, think…

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What Is Fireproofing?

In this day and age there is a lot of talk about fireproofing. However, how many people actually know what fireproofing is, or how it is done? First of all, you have to understand that fireproofing is very needed today. Fireproofing something means that you are taking passive fire protection measures to protect a building…

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7 Wood Burning Fireplace Safety Tips

Who doesn’t love the warmth of a fireplace on a cold winter’s night? However, enjoying the benefits of a fire also comes with great responsibility. Making sure that your fireplace is safe each year is a great start. Have safe fires all winter with the following fireplace maintenance and safety tips: Have the chimney inspected…

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Replacing Flooring From The 1970s

When it comes to new floors these days there are far many more options available to you than there were even just three decades ago. One example of this is laminate tiles, it is now in widespread use today, yet could not even have been dreamt of in the 70’s, when the main type of…

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How To Get Rid of Moobs

Some guys are lucky enough to have big, bulging pectoral muscles. Other guys have… boobs. If you fall into the latter category, there’s good news: Most man boobs are curable, and you can prevent a relapse by following a few easy steps. Before we begin, let’s differentiate between the two types of moobs or man…

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