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Raspberry Pi Pico - Soldering Pins

The Raspberry Pi Pico is a pretty terrific piece of hardware. It is a great, low cost, low power, low profile solution for creating all sorts of neat projects. The version of the board that I bought didn’t have pins soldered onto it by default. Adding pins makes it easier to connect to a bread board for testing but slightly harder to use in production projects.

In this video you can watch me solder the pins to this Raspberry Pi Pico:

This was load of fun and I think I did a relatively good job considering it was my first time soldering pins. There were areas where I could have improved but overall it didn’t come out too bad and I’ve definitely done much, much worse jobs soldering things.

You can also checkout some neat Raspberry Pi Pico projects and demos HERE.

You can find the soldering station that I used here: Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station. I’ve enjoyed using it so far and would recommend it. It is popular and a lot of people like it . You don’t necessarily need something as expensive and fully featured. It might be overkill for a lot of people. You could easily get by with something much more simple like a basic soldering iron.

You might also want to checkout this electronic components kit HERE. It provides the parts you would need for all sorts of neat projects. It contains a huge assortment of different parts.