DIY Upgrade Components

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richuk
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Re: DIY Upgrade Components

Post by richuk » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:15 pm

Hi - hope you are all well, Sunday night means it's time to announce another new item http://r.ebay.com/GrFcMR

The overlay will be changing this week to more of a .... Sinclair look - watch this space :)

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Re: DIY Upgrade Components

Post by NML32 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:52 pm

richuk wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Hi - hope you are all well, Sunday night means it's time to announce another new item http://r.ebay.com/GrFcMR

The overlay will be changing this week to more of a .... Sinclair look - watch this space :)
Fantastic!! :)
Do you ship to the US?
I'd like to order two of the joypads and two of the Micro SD readers.

Thanks

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Re: DIY Upgrade Components

Post by richuk » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:49 pm

NML32 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:52 pm
richuk wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Hi - hope you are all well, Sunday night means it's time to announce another new item http://r.ebay.com/GrFcMR

The overlay will be changing this week to more of a .... Sinclair look - watch this space :)
Fantastic!! :)
Do you ship to the US?
I'd like to order two of the joypads and two of the Micro SD readers.

Thanks
Yes I am more than happy to ship anywhere :)

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Re: DIY Upgrade Components

Post by NML32 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:54 pm

Thanks richuk :)
Sorry if this is a bit off topic. Could someone recommend the type of solder I should be using to install all the components on the next board? I'm not the best at soldering so if there's one that would make the job a little easier that'd be great.

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Re: DIY Upgrade Components

Post by varmfskii » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:12 pm

In general, for electronics, it is best to use standard 60/40 lead/tin rosin core solder. Commercial applications generally use lead free solder, but those solders have higher melting points and inferior mechanical characteristics. Don't get anything very thick unless you are planning to work exclusively with 0.1" (2.54 mm) pitch through hole or heavy connections that are both electrical and mechanical.
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Re: DIY Upgrade Components

Post by NML32 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:25 am

varmfskii wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:12 pm
In general, for electronics, it is best to use standard 60/40 lead/tin rosin core solder. Commercial applications generally use lead free solder, but those solders have higher melting points and inferior mechanical characteristics. Don't get anything very thick unless you are planning to work exclusively with 0.1" (2.54 mm) pitch through hole or heavy connections that are both electrical and mechanical.
Thank you. :)

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Re: DIY Upgrade Components

Post by richuk » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:58 pm

With regards solder - I have had a nightmare with the last batch of Raspberry pi's - modern day solder is rubbish, managed to locate some of the 60/40 22swg (CEL) branded solder, also handy if you have a temperature controlled TC50 Antex iron which I would recommend to anyone !

Also I have a few more parts to add to the ebay store tonight along with another batch of pi's :)

Rich

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Re: DIY Upgrade Components

Post by Andy P » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:53 pm

Not exactly an upgrade but it is a useful add on without any soldering required.
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It's just a simple inline power connector. Could be an item of interest Rich ? :)

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Re: DIY Upgrade Components

Post by varmfskii » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:57 am

The 9V power supply I got a hold of has a switch like this inline. It definitely solves the no power switch problem.
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Re: DIY Upgrade Components

Post by Andy P » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:23 am

varmfskii wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:57 am
The 9V power supply I got a hold of has a switch like this inline. It definitely solves the no power switch problem.
Yes it certainly does. Not everyone can solder or want to modify their boards so that's why I put this alternative on. These sockets do lose their tension over time by continuous plugging / unplugging which then leads to sporadic resets. Just like the old Spectrum's used to do.

Post #1 updated slightly. Just added more external links for reference. 8-)

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