@mntmn Oh my goodness. I could never build something on that order of complexity by hand. Don't sneeze!!

@vertigo @mntmn I've recently started using github.com/openscopeproject/In for KiCad and it's incredibly helpful, showing what to place where

also, have you tried reverse tweezers? I find them much nicer to grab components without springing them away because I squeeze too hard


@f0x @mntmn Honestly, I aim to avoid surface mount components whenever and where-ever I can.

When assembling my RC2014's RTC card, I lost the 32.768kHz crystal. This is a through-hole component that isn't nearly as small as the smallest surface-mount components, yet it still took me the better part of four hours to find it laying on my desk, off in some corner, blown away by the gentle breeze of moving my arm some time earlier.

I'll leave SMT parts placement to the professionals, thank you.

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