Changing the LED colours?
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    Tech Mentor Hammer's Avatar
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    Default Changing the LED colours?

    What dya reckon guys? I had a good look at the PCB but not really being to board savvy I have no idea how one would go about this? I'd love to change mine to green LEDS!?

    Any ideas?

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    Get two similar soldering irons, heat them up, use them as "tweezers" to melt the solder and lift the LEDs from their pads. (Professional gear actually has tweezer soldering irons)

    Buy new SMD LEDs of a similar size (SMD components are specified as width and length, e.g. 0603 = 0.063" x 0.031" = 1608 metric = 1.6 mm 0.8 mm). Melt a little solder to the two sides of the empty PCB pad, then hold the component down with tweezers while you reheat the solder to tack the LED down.



    A little more fiddly than through-hole components, but not hard once you realize you can't do one side at a time, and timing is pretty important.
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    Hmmmm sounds awesome. Looks like i'll be sourcing the soldering iron from work.

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    Pictures

    Here is the link for the LED I used in the design for reference.

    http://nz.mouser.com/Search/ProductD...bEtoXtgQ%3d%3d

    Since you will be hand soldering it on any 1206 LED should work OK

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    green will look ill!
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    Default Thanks midifidler!

    Thanks so much, i'm gonna look into this. I'll post some pics when i'm done!

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