MintyPi Practice Solder Boards {Ruin These and NOT Your Real Boards}

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MintyPi Practice Solder Boards {Ruin These and NOT Your Real Boards}

Post by Helder » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:13 pm

Hey sudomodders I've had this idea of making some test boards that pretty much replicate the button PCB GPIO pads and the Raspberry Pi Zero GPIO solder holes so you can practice on these before attempting the real thing. These have Test pads too so you can test your soldering with a continuity meter.

These are on OSHPark with the combo of boards costing about $16 for 3 of each, if you want to use a different pcb fabricator just use the Download link on the OSHPark links to get the Gerber files and upload to your preferred PCB House.

https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/UTRejiOx

https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/voiBAAlu


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Re: MintyPi Practice Solder Boards {Ruind These and NOT Your Real Boards}

Post by Thechea » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:14 pm

Oh man this is awesome! I bought 3 of each. This is exactly what I needed! I was really worried about doing this step because I'm new to this whole experience. This will give me a lot more confidence to move forward. Thanks a lot Helder!

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Post by YaYa » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:23 am

Wonderful job Helder ! :o
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Re: MintyPi Practice Solder Boards {Ruind These and NOT Your Real Boards}

Post by cpmax » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:54 am

very nice.

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Re: MintyPi Practice Solder Boards {Ruind These and NOT Your Real Boards}

Post by rodocop » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:27 pm

Great idea to have practice boards. This will save a lot if minty pi pcbs and a lot of headaches!

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Post by YaYa » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:13 pm

rodocop wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:27 pm
Great idea to have practice boards. This will save a lot if minty pi pcbs and a lot of headaches!
And a lot of questions here :lol:
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Re: MintyPi Practice Solder Boards {Ruin These and NOT Your Real Boards}

Post by JoeyLYCAN » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:08 am

As I'm still getting familiar with soldering this might be a perfect step before my first real build!
As soon as I get the cash together I'll have get one! Excellent idea!

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Re: MintyPi Practice Solder Boards {Ruin These and NOT Your Real Boards}

Post by abrugsch » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:09 am

oooh just a thought... to make it more like a real Pi, you should probably put in the description to have them made at 0.8mm thickness rather than the default 1.6mm

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Re: MintyPi Practice Solder Boards {Ruin These and NOT Your Real Boards}

Post by moosepr » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:28 am

abrugsch wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:09 am
oooh just a thought... to make it more like a real Pi, you should probably put in the description to have them made at 0.8mm thickness rather than the default 1.6mm
actually the zero is thicker, or at least it looks thicker compared to an 0.8mm board

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Re: MintyPi Practice Solder Boards {Ruin These and NOT Your Real Boards}

Post by abrugsch » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:34 am

huh how about that. I was certain that a zero was on thinner substrate. ok carry on!

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