Mar 252013
The leaning header of Pi5a. How best to solder a header on P5?

People seem very reticent about soldering headers to their Pis. Nobody else seems to be blogging or vlogging about it.* D’you know what? I think it was a really magnificent oversight that the original Raspberry Pis shipped with the 26 pin GPIO header on. In case you didn’t know, the original plan was to leave them off, but they didn’t get deleted from the design before the factory quoted for manufacturing – and they’ve stayed on ever since. Without that happy accident, I don’t think I would have ‘gotten’ so heavily into interfacing. You see, […more…]