Tools for assembly
Here are the tools and materials you will need for assembling your own ZeroPhone
- 1 Kit assembly
- 2 Self-assembly
In addition to all the tools/materials listed in the "Kit assembly" section, here are the tools you will need/want to use if you will be self-assembling a ZeroPhone - which includes soldering SMD parts.
Having a set of tweezers is imperative for soldering SMD parts. You will want fine tip (sharp) tweezers for that - finer than for the usual kit assembly.
Hot air gun
While ZeroPhone is designed so that it can be assembled using only a soldering iron, some parts of the assembly (i.e. ATMega328P and TPA2005 soldering) will be easier if you use a hot air gun.
Reflow oven, stencil and solder paste
If you plan to assemble more than one phone at a time, I strongly suggest you get some solder paste, a stencil and a reflow-capable oven. The best way to do this is to find a hackerspace near you which is capable of providing you with all of that, for a fair price - since solderpaste is kinda expensive when compared to i.e. solder. However, using these tools will dramatically speed up the SMD assembly of multiple ZeroPhones.