Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Camera: A Sense of Scale

Well, I recieved my camera. I had issues getting a good picture of both the camera and the LCD. That is 7.58mm.

I really can't get a sense of scale until I have it in my hand. And that is TINY. The socket is about the size of a grain of rice and has a pitch of 0.4mm. That means 0.2mm of pad, and 0.2mm of space. That's roughly 8 mils each, about as fine as a normal hobbyist board house (say Sparkfun's BatchPCB ) will do. Scary.

Anyway, I'm planning on giving this one a try with home etching and soldering. I doubt I'll be able to get it without the mask, given the fine pitch, but who knows, it might work if I can figure out a mask or find out that a masking marker will work (temperature dependent).