#TIL Dead-bug soldering is an acceptable method to patch a production circuit board per IPC-7721. Awww, even looking at it is painful, there must be a lot of industrial horror stories behind these photos... #electronics

...and deliberately tombstoning an SMD resistor to install a mod wire to a production board is acceptable, too. From now on, whenever I do this I'll claim the board is hacked using the recommended industry standard technique. #electronics


@niconiconi ahhh gosh. "oops, the resistor went upright when soldering, let's add a solder wire"

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@JennyFluff @niconiconi Accidentally trying to solder with a length of hair got me.

@JennyFluff It takes 10 second to fix a tombstoning resistor. The only reasonable use of this technique is when one resistor pad is connected to the wrong place due to a bug in the design and you need to patch that up (because you already made hundreds of boards).

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