hehe ngayon pa lang ako nagstart mag SMD soldering. and got hooked!
kasi ambilis compared to TH with all the "mil perfect" drilling. sana may smd sampler sa e-gizmo. something like yung usual values nang capacitor, resistor, diodes and transistors. it's also CHEAPER costing only .25 cents sa e-gizmo ang resistors. it's a LOT difficult to solder than th and sensitive enough to get component failure more often since it's smaller. and almost non-visible yung solder cracks.
but why students and hobbyist don't go SMD? is it availability or prototyping?
(btw: you can't breadboard on smd )