Something of a tangential thought after ordering some SMD capacitors (0201) the wrong size, but has anyone tried placing them in non-plated through holes, so that each terminal is just sticking out each side of a 2-sided board?
Obviously only for personal boards, but may be good for high density cases. I dont know if i'd have any chance hand soldering at this size, but end on should be possible.
Just though i'd throw that out there. Also reminds me of the boards that had minimal components where the inductors and capacitors were formed from the solder tracks on/in the phenolic boards (cant remember what the process was called).