Solder Assembly – (part 1)
Afternoon Peeps – just a quick Step by Step Solder assembly for the Bright Pi (long overdue) – please follow instructions carefully.
Ok – so lets identify theLED’s and the Positive/Negative leg (anode/cathode); long leg positive and short leg negative – see below. Also it is VERY important to keep the InfraRed’s separate fro the Superbrights as they go in separate ‘slots’.
The PCB screen is not marked in the ‘conventional way in terms of +/- for the assembly of the LED’s in the main because of the tiny gaps around the solder pads etc. So I’m going to show you the correct placement of the LED’s here:
I suggest you carefully place and solder all of the IrLED’s first to avoid any mixup with the SuperBright LED’s in the smaller component bag.
Right nearly there – this time we’re going to solder on the other side of the PCB: As you can see it is really cramped around the LED’s (clever routing and design).
It has to be said because of the tight spacing and slim solder pads this is NOT a beginners project, you need a steady hand and some previous solder experience. I’ve had great fun making this though and really looking forward to producing some stunning footage and images with what essentially is a killer accessory for the PiCam.