Awful At Soldering To Pi

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Re: Awful At Soldering To Pi

Post by Dawilson123 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:03 pm

RyeWoah wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:01 am
Well I did some close inspecting and noticed that the Data + and 5V pads on the Tinkerboy had been bridged with a poor solder job. I just refluxed, sucked the solder and re did the solders and it works!!

Also your idea of resetting ES controls worked as well.

So now I have a working GBZ with working controls and working sound, and with the image that I already had. I had major slowdown issues with the Tinkerboy image.

This one is basically being used a learning process as I plan on making some for my groomsmen.

Thank you for your help on this topic.
A tip is to go around with a multimeter on the resistance setting and check between neighbouring pads to make sure they are not bridged with solder.

I also found that no clean flux really helped improve my soldering as well as making sure the iron temp is good. About 250C seems to be my sweet spot.
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