We have restocked the SMD solder paste and flux in the mini refrigerator. Under the cad computer. THIS MUST REMAIN REFRIGERATED!
DO NOT UNPLUG MINI FRIDGE!! Ever. Please. Solder paste and flux go bad quickly when warm and is expensive to replace. The previous supplies were left unplugged and are kaput.
These new MG pastes and flux are compatible with the kester solder rolls we have for SMD work now. They also match the reflow temps of our reflow oven.
We also have full book of SMD resistors and caps now (mostly 1204). So repairing electronics with SMD should be much more doable (not to mention prototypes).
Finally, if like to lead up to an surface mount electronics skills class at some point soon. We're getting there.
However, if you'd like a brush up or tutorial on rework, drag soldering, simple repairs, let me know...
PS. Also feel free to use this mini-fridge for misc non-food supplies that store cold, like photo films, sugru, etc. just don't cross contaminate. Also, flux and solder paste are toxic if eaten, so I wouldn't put beer in this fridge. Happily all this is safe if you don't eat it, so happy day...