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confounded

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Hi, i ordered 2 pcbs from an electronic magazine, to make one of the projects in the magazine.

Does it matter which side i solder the components onto the boards?

i've attached a pic, one board is face up, the other down.
 

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MrDEB

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picture is not clear

can't tell much. If in doubt look at the directions or call the manufacture.
it looks like a 2x board but not sure if it has plated through holes etc.
If it was me I would solder both sides. can't hurt
 

MrDEB

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WHAT! no silkscreen for part placement?

looks like only one side is plated so only one side needs to be soldered the shinny tin plated side.
what is this and why with a simple layout didn't you make your own board??
 

Sceadwian

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That's an odd looking PCB what is it made out of?
MrDEB not is capable or willing to make their own PCB's
 

Boncuk

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It matters a lot if you place the components on the solder side, being mirrored that way. (Electrolytic caps and all other polarized elements will be supplied wrongly.)

Since it is a single sided board place all components on top to solder at the bottom.

Boncuk
 

confounded

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Thanks for responding guys.

The small pcb is the reciever of an infrared tv audio transmitter
The schematic is in the magazine.
I have never made my own board before, and this is the first project i've built on a board. I would like to try making my own board next time.

Just wanted to check before i started soldering i was using the right side

seems so obvious looking at it now :eek:
 
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mvs sarma

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Thanks for responding guys.

The small pcb is the reciever of an infrared tv audio transmitter
The schematic is in the magazine.
I have never made my own board before, and this is the first project i've built on a board. I would like to try making my own board next time.

Just wanted to check before i started soldering i was using the right side

seems so obvious looking at it now :eek:
You have to place the components as per the placement instructions on EPE may09 magazine
 
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