Raspberry Pi Cobbler kit
In order to allow the Raspberry pi to be used for circuit protyping without risks of shorts or bent pins we had to solder the cobbler kit together.
The tools I used for this task were a 12W/ 230V soldering Iron with a stand & damp sponge.
The Pi header kit came in numerous parts (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adafruit-Cobbler-Breakout-Kit-Raspberry/dp/B0093K6QQ0) and I had to solder them together so we were able to connect to a breadboard.
To do this I had set up a workstation in a well lit and well ventilated area at one of the work benches as it is not recommened to solder whilst sitting incase you drop hot solder/ the iron on your lap.
To allow a clean connection it is important that the solder connecting the pins to the board do not touch each other, only touching the small copper area located around each hole. It is crucial to allow the solder to melt before you attempt to place it on the board to avoid mess.
After I had done I gave the kit a visual inspection to ensure that the solder was shiny and not touching anything it shouldnt be. I also got a second opinion from my tutor.
To record my information I took a before and after shot of the cobbler kit.
The kit was soldered for IteC as project for trainers.
26 Pin Ribbon Cable, Custom PCB, Ribbon Cable Socket and Header Pins.
The majority of my work was spent with the other members of the group as we continued to prep for an upcoming exam until I broke off to the workstation to begin soldering, I had more experience in this area.