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SuperHouse Vlog #55: The T-962C surface mount reflow oven

While working on new SuperHouse episodes I’ve upgraded my surface mount reflow oven. Most things I design are assembled in factories, but about 8 years ago I set up a toaster oven with a temperature sensor so I could do quick reflow at home for prototypes and small production runs.

I wrote up a tutorial about DIY surface mount assembly for Freetronics: you can read it at Surface Mount Soldering With A Toaster Oven.

Some years ago I upgraded the toaster oven by fitting an Arduino based automatic temperature controller, and since then I’ve baked several thousand circuit boards in that little oven. However, the time has finally come to replace it with a proper semi-professional reflow oven.

The T-962A is currently the most common cheap desktop reflow oven, but I need something a bit bigger so that I can run a few dozen boards at a time. I decided to go for its big brother, the T-962C.

Yes, I know the camerawork is terrible! Normally I’d re-film anything that looks as bad as some parts of this vlog, but TBH I can’t be bothered for a quick update 🙂

4 thoughts on “SuperHouse Vlog #55: The T-962C surface mount reflow oven

  1. Link to related blog post is ftps instead of https which is a bit strange.

    1. That was my typo! Fixed now, thanks 🙂

      1. Thanks for fix and keep up the good work!

  2. Are you aware of this repository?

    https://github.com/UnifiedEngineering/T-962-improvements

    Custom firmware for the t-926 that addresses a lot of the problems with it.

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