I’m glad to see someone has taken the initative to do this @phosphenes and you’ve sensibly created a thread, I should of done the same but I’m happy that a few people saw my posts when I posted a similar action about a month ago in a couple of relevant threads.
@hdd , I’m in Berlin and have plenty of #LT1256 ICs left. The #LT1251 flew off the shelves in comparison. I can link a couple of people here or send you a message regarding references if you like. I’ve sent some to another part of Germany, to the Netherlands and also to Italy.
I wish I had some obvious tips to offer. Well ok, don’t cut those long plastic tubes with ICs down at the far end thinking 10cms is enough of a gap. I haven’t messed that up but I saw an old boss trust the job to a new colleague and it got a little messy trying to straighten those savagely bent legs
Happy soldering and module building everyone, hope the builds boot up first time