PINECIL Soldering Iron Kit

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The PINECIL Soldering Iron Kit provides a compact powerhouse and everything you need to ignite your DIY dream. Inside, you'll find the game-changing PINECIL iron, renowned for its lightning-fast heat-up and pinpoint precision. A premium USB-C cable also ensures seamless power, while a sturdy soldering stand and brass sponge keep your workspace organized and safe. A PD wall adapter is included to extend your soldering sessions, ready to fuel your creative marathon. With everything in one place, the PINECIL Soldering Iron Kit empowers you to craft, repair, and personalize like never before.

The PINECIL is a smart mini portable soldering iron with a 32-bit RISC-V SoC featuring a sleek design and a built-in IMU for auto standby. It heats up to an operating temperature in just six seconds! The adjustable soldering tip temperature can be set between 100° C and 400° C using the adjustment buttons around the easy-to-read OLED display.

PINECIL Soldering Iron Kit Product Help and Resources

Working with Wire

February 8, 2013

How to strip, crimp, and work with wire.

How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

September 19, 2013

This tutorial covers everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

2 Soldering

Skill Level: Rookie - The number of pins increases, and you will have to determine polarity of components and some of the components might be a bit trickier or close together. You might need solder wick or flux.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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  • So, Pinecil v1 or v2? This is (kinda) important. I'm quite happy with my v1. However, you don't mention the Bluetooth that could be enabled with the newer BL-706. I don't need that personally, but I'd love to make an ACTUAL tiny RISC-V cluster out of soldering irons... It's just a thing for "old"-time RISC-V'rs.

    • Raventail / about a month ago / 1

      Looks like it's v2. The listing for the standalone Pinecil says it has the BL-706 chipset.

  • woodr / about 2 weeks ago / 1

    Are you planning on carrying any of the tip sets?

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Seems ideal for small jobs

This is a "5 minute" review (that's how long it took to unbox the kit, fire up the iron, and solder the 2 20-pin headers on a pico board). I almost just bought the pinecil, cable, and power supply individually, but then realized the kit with the stand/sponge was only a few dollars more (and definitely worth it).

I don't have space to keep a permanent work area set up, so I think this will be perfect for small jobs. For example, my fist use was to solder on the header pins on a pico board. I was finished in probably less time than it would have taken to pull out my Hakko and heat up the iron.

A few notes:

  • I've only barely taken a look at the pinecil menus. Looks easy to change temp and other settings.

  • Only about 6 seconds to hit operating temp and only about about a minute to cool back down.

  • The USB-C cable is very flexible.

  • I don't have a power bank with USB-PD, so I haven't tried to run it from anything other than the wall adapter.