Just a teen who likes building rockets
- Jun 21, 2019
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- Georgia, USA
I've been in that situation. You have like the tiniest bit of copper left on the part. As for the PCB, what I did was sand paper the solder mask off carefully and just add a glob of solder. It works if your carefulOk, uhhh, well. First the good news....
The tracker and LCD receiver work. I tested them today - they both powered up, and I got a gps reading on the LCD screen which corresponded with my house. Awesome! I am very happy I was able to get it to work. But... I screwed something up.
I still need to do a couple things before everything’s finished. One of them is that I need to solder the GPS module for the LCD receiver so I don’t need my phone to find my rockets. I worked on that this past weekend. I got 3 of the corner pads soldered. When it came time to do the last one I made a bridge with the adjacent pad. I tried to heat up the pad to get the solder to flow back. That didn’t work. Then I tried using a solder sucker - and managed to pull both pads of the board.View attachment 407396 So what do I do now? Is this fixable with my limited experience? If it matters, I do not have the pads anymore. They are very tiny.
Should I just get another LCD-GPS module board from Cris? This seems like the best solution because the gps module is soldered in only 3 spots, and there are no other parts soldered to the board. I think I’d be able to take it off without any problems.
Guidance needed. HALP!!!