Are there pins that need to be soldered

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Are there pins that need to be soldered

Post by peeweejedi » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:12 am

I was wondering if I need to solder because I don't want to solder everything.

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Re: Are there pins that need to be soldered

Post by LilTrublMakr » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:48 am

Soldering is a required skill for this project if you want to do it yourself. It's not terribly difficult but can be hard for a first timer. If you do want to attempt the soldering, I highly recommend getting a couple of practice boards and using those before attempting to solder anything together on a kit: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=4530

Both Will and I also offer a soldering service where you can send it to one of us and we will solder everything and text it for you so you can do the final assembly.

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Re: Are there pins that need to be soldered

Post by peeweejedi » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:52 am

that's not what I meant. I wonder if there are unused pins.

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Re: Are there pins that need to be soldered

Post by LilTrublMakr » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:13 pm

I don't follow. Do you mean if there are unused GPIO pins from the pi?

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Re: Are there pins that need to be soldered

Post by Helder » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:41 pm

Only 2 pins are unused and if you follow the test point picture you could have figured out how many. Even if only 1 GND pin for example is shown on the test point image it's a good idea to solder them all so you have a better chance of GND being solid.
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Re: Are there pins that need to be soldered

Post by peeweejedi » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:58 pm

Ok I will solder them all

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