THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM THE V1.7 VERSION OF THE PCB.
I have begun shipping a new version, V1.9. Assembly is identical, the location a couple of components is slightly different but the instructions are the same. The version number is located on the bottom of the PCB.
The following tools and materials are required to assemble the PixiFlood Driver:
- Soldering Iron
- Flush/diagonal cutters
Additional tools that might be helpful, but not required:
- Solder Paste
- Hot Air Station or Reflow Oven
Additional tools and supplies required to install driver into Housing:
- Philips Screwdriver
- Thermal Paste
- Pliers / Wrench to remove wire retainer
Due to the fact this board has SMD/SMT components a good flux is mandatory. I recommend using a re-flow method for SMT components. I used solder paste and hot air (SMD Rework Station).
Verify and gather all components associated with the BOM (See Component List)
Sorry, you may have to sort the 2N3904 transistors from the L78L05. Both are TO-92 and look identical. Check the the back (Flat) on each, depending on eyesight you may need magnifying glass. The ratio is 3:1 of 2N3904 to L78L05.
If you order Pre-Soldered, the next three steps have already been completed.
Your first assembly step will begin with (Step 4) the 1N5918 Diodes.