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We're happy to share a few pictures of a prototype!

The Pinecil is our upcoming ~$25 RISC-V based soldering iron, powered via USB-C or the barrel plug.

You can learn more about it in the latest community update: pine64.org/2020/08/15/august-u

@ripper
Die Dinger wären ja sehr 1337, wie ist denn die Lötkolbtensituation im Lab so? Da ist doch sicher noch Raum für eine Hand voll RISC-V basierter OpenHardware Lötkolben!!1!11 :awesome: :awesome:

@uniq Die Lötkolbensituation ist nicht so prickelnd. Unsere vorhandenen Aliexpress-Lötkolben scheinen aus einer Montagsserie zu sein und waren nicht viel günstiger als das.
Ich bin dafür. :D

@PINE64 Will it be compatible with the TS100 or TS80 tips (or vice versa)?

@gbrnt @PINE64 yes:

> The Pinecil maintains compatibility with TS100 tips and delivers performance identical to its muse, but at a community friendly price of $24.99.

pine64.org/2020/07/15/july-upd

@PINE64 Looks cool. What was the incentive to build this? Does it use some "standard" tips?

@PINE64 Quick! Add blue LED lights and sell it to Doctor Who's fans!

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