0805 Capacitors / Resistors

Today I did a bit of soldering, and one thing that still amazes me is how small some components can be. I purchased some 0805 ceramic capacitors (0.1μF for those interested). These things are 0.08″ x 0.05″ (2.0mm x 1.2mm)! Even more incredible is this isn’t the smallest package. A cursory search online shows they have 0.01″ x 0.005″ (0.4mm x 0.2mm). I think 0805 is the smallest I’ll try to hand solder.

Enjoy some pics (and the dime for scale):


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