SMT Soldering Course & Lab
✔ Learn all about those tiny little parts!
✔ Develop and practice your SMT solder
✔ Includes SMT training sessions
✔ End up with a neat “Decision Maker”
Surface Mount Technology (SMT) has
become a way of life in electronics. Virtually
all new high tech products utilize SMT design
and components. Even our latest Ramsey kits include various SMT components.
There are two problems with SMT: First, the parts are extremely small, at times
the size of a pin head! Therefore, you need to have the proper tools, not only to
hold them and solder them, but to see them! (Check out the tools section at
ramseykits.com for help!) Secondly, unlike “through hole” parts, SMT components
are soldered directly on the surface of the PC board (hence the name SMT!) This
is an entirely new method of soldering, and it takes practice to get it right. Trust
me, I’ve created a number of solder bridges myself when I first started soldering
Taking this course and practicing on the neat little kit will prepare you for the
future in electronics. Includes the PC board, all the SMT and other components
required, and a comprehensive training course covering all aspects of SMT soldering, desoldering, removing, and component placement. The finished project is a
neat little “Decision Maker” that includes 6 flashing SMT LEDs, complete with a
professional overlay panel. The completed kit runs on a standard 9VDC battery,
SM200K Practical SMT Soldering Course & Lab
AM/FM IC Radio & Training Course
✔ Learn all about AM/FM radio
design and theory!
✔ Build a high performance
radio with an IC!
✔ Step by step assembly and
✔ Great for student projects!
This Superhet 108 AM/FM Radio
Kit is a “superheterodyne” receiver of the standard AM (amplitude
modulation) and FM (frequency modulation)
broadcast frequencies. The unique design of the Superhet 108 includes an integrated circuit (IC), 9 transistors, 4 diodes, and other related resistors, capacitors,
coils, and misc. parts. Because good soldering practices are important, a soldering
guide is also provided as well as a component color code and pictorial identification chart.
The actual assembly is broken down into 9 sections. The theory of operation for
each section, or stage, should be read before the assembly is started. This will
provide the student with an understanding of what that stage has been designed
to accomplish, and how it actually works. After each assembly you will be
instructed to make certain tests and measurements to prove that each section is
functioning properly. If a test fails to produce the proper results a troubleshooting
guide is provided to help you correct the problem.
After all of the stages have been built and tested a final alignment procedure is
provided to peak the performance of the receiver and maximize the Superhet
108’s reception capabilities. Runs on a standard 9VDC battery, not included.
(This is today’s version of the “ 5 tube superhet radio I built in Mr. Baehre’s 9th
grade electronics shop class!)
AMFM108K AM/FM Integrated Circuit Radio & Training Course
3-in-1 Multifunction Lab
✔ Digital multimeter!
✔ Regulated power supply!
✔ Temp controlled soldering station!
✔ RoHS lead-free compatible!
Take a close look! On your left is a multifunction 3½ digit digital multimeter. Its large backlit LCD display can be seen
from anywhere on your bench while you’re working. The DMM also features
built-in transistor, diode, and continuity testing, data hold, and audible alarm.
Next up, the regulated lab DC power supply. Switch selectable ranges of 3V, 4.5V,
6V, 7.5V, 9V, and 12V provide a continuous duty current of 1.5 amps with a 2 amp
peak! Features both overload protection and overload indication.
To the right we have a high quality temperature regulated soldering station. The
24V low voltage iron features an isolated ceramic 48 watt temperature controlled
element. Front panel control gives you variable tip temperature control from
150°C to 450°C and LED indication of power-on and heating-on. Runs on 120VAC.
LAB1U 3-in-1 Multifunction Lab $129.95
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✔ Learn soldering!
✔ Includes practice
✔ Detailed training manual!
This is a beginner’s
designed to teach you the fundamentals of soldering and working with
printed circuit boards.
Like any skill, good soldering requires
practice as well as an understanding of
the principles involved. You will
become familiar with PC boards, the
how’s and why’s of soldering, components, component installation, and
troubleshooting soldering problems
(including solder bridges!) Project
runs on a standard 9VDC battery, not
Soldering Lab $9.95
✔ Learn soldering!
✔ Learn parts ID!
✔ Learn color codes!
✔ Detailed course &
Not only will you learn
soldering and desoldering but you will also learn component identification and color codes.
With 163 solder points, you will learn
and practice standard soldering, close
tolerance soldering, tack soldering and
desoldering. Plus you will learn component identification and complete
color codes. Even includes a color
code calculator! Also learn voltage and
resistance analysis in circuits. Comprehensive manual includes written
and visual exams. Project runs on a
standard 9VDC battery, not included.
SP3B Soldering-Parts Lab $9.95
✔ Great for SMT and small parts
✔ ESD safe!
We’ve discussed tweezers and magnifiers while working
with SMT components. Working with some highly sensitive
components, our engineers asked for some ESD safe tweezers. We looked, we
found, and they are a life saver! This set of 4 non-conductive tweezers are perfect
for any static sensitive devices you may be working on. And...they are priced right!
VTTWSET2 Non-Conductive Tweezers Set $3.95
Electronic Learning Labs
✔ Learn and build!
✔ 130, 200, 300, & 500 In One! ✔ Super comprehensive training manuals! PL500
Whether you want to learn the basics of electricity, the theory of electronics, or
advanced digital technology, our lab kits are for you! Starting with our PL130, we
give you 130 different electronic projects, together with a comprehensive 162
page learning manual. A great start for the kids...young and old! Next, check out
the PL200, that gives you 200 very creative and fun projects, and includes a neat
interactive front panel with 2 controls, speaker, LED display and a meter.
From there, step up to our PL300, which gives you 300 separate electronic projects along with 165 page learning and theory manual. The PL300 walks you
through the learning phase of digital electronics.
If you’re looking for the ultimate lab kit, check out our PL500. Includes a whopping 500 separate projects, a 152 page starter course manual, a 78 page
advanced course manual, and a 140 page programming course manual! The
PL500 covers everything from the basics to digital programming!
Learn all about electronics theory, and digital technology the fun way and build
some neat projects!
PL130 130 In One Learning Lab Kit
PL200 200 In One Super Fun Learning Lab
PL300 300 In One Advanced Learning Lab Kit
PL500 500 In One Super Learning Lab Kit
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