Manual assembly of KiCad PocketBone

We’re excited to see that Michael Welling of QWERTY Embedded Design has completed manual assembly of his KiCad-designed PocketBone with the Octavo Systems OSD3358 SiP (System-in-Package):

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Michael used vacuum pickup tool to manually place the components:

Here is a video of him placing the components:

Michael then used Reflowster to reflow the solder paste:

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Here is a video of the reflow process:

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Check out the Hackaday.io project for more info:

Pocketbone KiCAD
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The KiCad design files are available in the GitHub repo:

github-smallmwelling/pocketbone-kicad

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mwelling has shared the board on OSH Park:

PocketBone KiCAD (OSHPark Edition)

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Order from OSH Park

Manual assembly of KiCad PocketBone

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