Monday, December 25, 2017
I Built a Radio
Sometime ago the wonderful carol from carolbaby.com posted about her first soldering project and I thought it such a splendid idea for me to try. The funny thing is that my husband is a die-hard DIY computer and electronics enthusiast and we have all one needs to do some amateur soldering, but I had never thought of it as something I might be good at or find interesting. Now I wonder how I could have been such a blinkered horse, soldering turned out easy and FUN!
For my first project husband recommended a ready-to-make kit, including the board, the required elements, a case and antenna - the final product looks like the real thing. And it works - I couldn't believe it when I put in the batteries and it went live :) It even has an alarm clock, which turns on the radio and a jack for earphones. I'm ready for more soldering!!!
: Мy work station
: First I soldered the low elements - resistors and capacitors
: The beds for the ICs were tricky
: Connecting the screen to the board
: Adding the speaker
: These neat drops of solder tin and flux!
: And in the end everything went into the neat case. It has a built-in speaker or one can listen to it using earphones. I plan to listen to MY radio while working in the kitchen.