TinyPi Build Guide

So you have your new TinyPi kit, but what happens next??!

Well first off, there is some slightly advanced soldering required for this kit, so you need to be sure you are well practised in soldering. Also make sure you have plenty of solder, a nice clean iron tip, and some flux.

Firstly check you have all your parts. Your kit should contain the following items

  • 1 x Main PCB
  • 1 x 5-way navigation switch
  • 2 x tactile switches
  • 1 x right angle slide switch
  • 1 x 3-way navigation switch
  • 2 x piezo transducers
  • 1 x LCD screen

You will need some extra parts

  • Raspberry pi zero (w or not, it doesn’t matter)
  • Battery charger/protection board (included in full kit)
  • Battery (included in full kit)
  • 3d printed Case (included in full kit)

Once you have your parts all ready, you can get building….

Attaching the pi

The main PCB is the exact same size as the pi, the 2 sit back to back, and are soldered together.The first thing to do is apply a small amount of solder to the pads. The best way to do this is to apply some solder to one pad, then spread it out with the iron. The goal is to ‘tin’ each pad so there is some solder there ready to melt in the next step.

Apply some flux to your newly tinned pads, and clamp the pi in place (M2.5 screws are good for this)

Once the pi is in place, you need to solder through each pin in order to join the pi to the PCB. The quickest way to do this is actually to push the solder into the hole, then apply the iron

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