When soldering boards the other day I realized I need a reflow oven. Especially for those hard-to-solder-without-microscope IC’s.
First I looked at some chinese ovens available on Ebay. However, it seemed people had a lot of problems with them. I decided to build my own using a Kickstarter kit. I bought the cheapest oven I could find, ripped it apart and modified it.
The kickstarter kit contained a controller, solid state relays, insulation for the oven and a bunch of other stuff needed. Good quality stuff!
I followed the build guide more or less, jumping a bit back and forth. The result was a well-working oven, at least so far. I made three game PCBs so far, all working flawlessly!
Ah, I almost forgot… These guys make excellent plastic smt stencils. Working great!