Completion of PCB assembly is imminent

A project log for ZeroCool

An active cooling solution for the Orange Pi Zero

Chris SlothouberChris Slothouber 01/15/2018 at 01:570 Comments
Assembling the rear of the PCB - Waiting for board to cool

Almost done with the board assembly, one more terminal (J5) to go. My Chip Quik solder paste from Aug 2014 is still viable, though some of its properties seem diminished. Takes a lot of work to get the contacts connected to the ground plane up to temperature, although that may have less to do with old solder paste and more my design.