I have just moved from prototyping on the photon to making a custom board with the P1. I would ideally want to hand solder the first few boards. I can do 0603 or most SOIC packages quite easily. I have looked at the tutorials on sparkfun and have purchased this Skillet. I cannot find the Kester easy 256 on digikey.ca. Can anyone recommend another paste that works?
I can hand solder the other parts on the board i would only need the skillet to mount the P1 to the board. In this case would i need to stencil? Can i just apply the solder paste using a syringe on the P1 pads?
I use a pair of tweezers for holding other smd components, would there be anything other than that which is recommended to place the P1 on the board.
Please advise on what is the right direction to take. I am comfortable with an iron but as i read from the other posts the yield is not fair and this would be my first time using a reflow skillet.