Tools for assembly

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Here are the tools and materials you will need for assembling your own ZeroPhone

Kit assembly

Required (kit)

Soldering iron


Solder wick


Recommended (kit)

Solder sucker


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.

Required (self-assembly)

Tweezers (fine)

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.

Recommended (self-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.