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[[File:Pinecilv2-1.jpg|400px|thumb|right|Pinecil Version 2]]
The '''Pinecil''' is a portable, temperature controlled soldering iron. It also has the intended use of being a Risc-V development device using a breakout board.  
The '''Pinecil''' is a portable, temperature controlled soldering iron. It also has the intended use of being a Risc-V development device using a breakout board.  
[[File:Pinecilv2-1.jpg|400px|thumb|right|Pinecil Version 2]]
== Description ==
The Pinecil's main features are:


== Authenticity ==
{{Sidebar|The Pinecil's main features are:
* Portability
* Portability
* Settable temperature
* Settable temperature
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* 0.67" Monochrome Display that can render text or graphics
* 0.67" Monochrome Display that can render text or graphics
* Support for Idle detection, for automatic power down of tip
* Support for Idle detection, for automatic power down of tip
* Programmable with [https://doc.nucleisys.com/nuclei_sdk/design/soc/gd32vf103.html tools from Gigadevice], [https://github.com/riscv-software-src/homebrew-riscv HomeBrew] or [https://wiki.debian.org/RISC-V#Cross_compilation Linux RISC-V].
* Programmable with [https://doc.nucleisys.com/nuclei_sdk/design/soc/gd32vf103.html tools from Gigadevice], [https://github.com/riscv-software-src/homebrew-riscv HomeBrew] or [https://wiki.debian.org/RISC-V#Cross_compilation Linux RISC-V].}}


There are no Pine64 Pinecils sold on AliExpress. They are not made by Pine64. There are no authorized resellers on AliExpress. Some manfacturer has copied the Pine64 company name, trademark and Pinecone logo and is selling a product made to look like Pinecil through many store fronts, but it is not a Pinecil. They use a different type of box, i.e., a blue or red box and sell colors that Pine64 never made. They are all fake copies and do not go through the same QC as Pine64. It is unclear what type of chips or poor quality cloned chips are used in them. They are not recommended. Genuine Pine64 Pinecils will always come in a black color and has a silicone thumb grip (sky blue V1, teal green V2).


== Where to Buy Pine64 Pinecils ==
=== Pinecil V2 Authenticity Checker ===
Pinecil V2, released Aug. 2, 2022, uses a different chipset from V1. Each V2 comes with a unique internal ID/Serial number.
If you want to check if your Pinecil V2 is Authentic, go here:
 
<code>'''[https://pinecil.pine64.org/ Pinecil V2 Authenticity Checker]'''</code>
 
=== Where to buy a Pinecil ===


'''Pine64 Official Stores'''
'''Pine64 Official Stores'''
* [https://pine64.com/product-category/pinecil/ Global pine64 store] (ships from China)
* [https://pine64.com/product-category/pinecil/ Global pine64 store] (ships from China)
* [https://pine64eu.com/ Pine64 EU store] (ships from EU)
* [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096X6SG13/ Amazon-USA official pine64 store] (ships from USA)
* [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096X6SG13/ Amazon-USA official pine64 store] (ships from USA)


'''Authorized resellers'''
'''Official affiliates'''
* [https://pine64eu.com/ Pine64 EU store] (ships from EU)
* [https://ameridroid.com/collections/pine AmeriDroid] (ships from California, USA)
* [https://ameridroid.com/collections/pine AmeriDroid] (ships from California, USA)


'''Other sites selling real Pinecil'''
'''Other sites selling real Pinecil'''
* [https://eleshop.de/pinecil-smart-mini-tragbarer-lotkolben.html Eleshop.eu]
* [https://eleshop.de/pinecil-smart-mini-tragbarer-lotkolben.html Eleshop.eu]
{{hint|There are no Pine64 Pinecils sold on AliExpress. They are not made by Pine64. There are no authorized resellers on AliExpress. Some manfacturer has copied the Pine64 company name, trademark and Pinecone logo and is selling a product made to look like Pinecil through many store fronts, but it is not a Pinecil. They use a different type of box, i.e., a blue or red box and sell colors that Pine64 never made. They are all fake copies and do not go through the same QC as Pine64. It is unclear what type of chips or poor quality cloned chips are used in them. They are not recommended. Genuine Pine64 Pinecil will always come in a black color and has a silicone thumb grip (sky blue V1, teal green V2)}}
== Pinecil V2 Authenticity Checker ==
Pinecil V2, released Aug. 2, 2022, uses a different chipset from V1. Each V2 comes with a unique internal ID/Serial number.
If you want to check if your Pinecil V2 is Authentic, go here:
'''[https://pinecil.pine64.org/ Pinecil V2 Authenticity Checker]'''
== Community links ==
Want to hang out with other Pine64 Pinecil owners or the Pine64 community?
* [https://discordapp.com/invite/DgB7kzr Discord]
* [https://t.me/joinchat/Kmi2S1iej-_4DgrVf3jjnQ Telegram]
* [https://matrix.to/#/#pinecil:matrix.org Matrix]


== Usage ==
== Usage ==
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[[File:PinecilTipSets.jpg|800px]]
[[File:PinecilTipSets.jpg|800px]]
[[File:Pinecil-ST-B2.jpg|200px]]
[[File:Pinecil-ST-B2.jpg|200px]]


'''Common resistance for tips, from top to bottom:'''
'''Common resistance for tips, from top to bottom:'''
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* [[:File:USER MANUAL - QUICK START PINECIL multi lang EU+DE+FR.pdf|Pinecil Quick Start Guide]]
* [[:File:USER MANUAL - QUICK START PINECIL multi lang EU+DE+FR.pdf|Pinecil Quick Start Guide]]
* [[:File:Pinecil Shell Replacement Guide.pdf|Pinecil Shell Replacement Guide]]
* [[:File:Pinecil Shell Replacement Guide.pdf|Pinecil Shell Replacement Guide]]


== Firmware ==
== Firmware ==
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# Gently insert tip.
# Gently insert tip.
# Gently tighten the top PH1 screw to retain the tip.
# Gently tighten the top PH1 screw to retain the tip.
== Cases and 3D Models ==
* [https://github.com/kohkohwastaken/3D-Models/tree/main/Pine64 3D model of Pinecil by kohkoh]
* [https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4727212 Pinecil compact case]
* [https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4723235 Pinecil and tips case]
* [https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4734830 T12 Tip Adapter]
* [https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=pinecil Thingiverse search for 'Pinecil']
* [https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5186002 Multipart Pinecil Case by Pjotrke]
== Caring for a soldering iron & guides ==
* Basic soldering guide: https://www.techspray.com/ultimate-guide-to-electronic-soldering
* Caring for the iron: https://www.weller-tools.com/how-to-care-for-soldering-iron-tips/
* Caring for the iron tips: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/best-way-to-clean-oxidized-soldering-iron-tip/
* Does quality matter?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ku7I3hA3AA%7C
* When to use Flux: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfIwHuGzUEk
* How to Solder SMD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW9Y8rDm4kE
* Fine SMD Soldering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PB0u8irn-4
* Solder Melt points: https://tinyurl.com/2p8jdxyz


== Checklist ==
== Checklist ==
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#* if no direct measurement is possible, set it to ~230°C and see if it melts SAC (lead-free) solder (~190°C for leaded)
#* if no direct measurement is possible, set it to ~230°C and see if it melts SAC (lead-free) solder (~190°C for leaded)
# if there are multiple tips, check all of them
# if there are multiple tips, check all of them
== Cases and 3D Models ==
* [https://github.com/kohkohwastaken/3D-Models/tree/main/Pine64 3D model of Pinecil by kohkoh]
* [https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4727212 Pinecil compact case]
* [https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4723235 Pinecil and tips case]
* [https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4734830 T12 Tip Adapter]
* [https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=pinecil Thingiverse search for 'Pinecil']
* [https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5186002 Multipart Pinecil Case by Pjotrke]
== Caring for a soldering iron & guides ==
* Basic soldering guide: https://www.techspray.com/ultimate-guide-to-electronic-soldering
* Caring for the iron: https://www.weller-tools.com/how-to-care-for-soldering-iron-tips/
* Caring for the iron tips: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/best-way-to-clean-oxidized-soldering-iron-tip/
* Does quality matter?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ku7I3hA3AA%7C
* When to use Flux: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfIwHuGzUEk
* How to Solder SMD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW9Y8rDm4kE
* Fine SMD Soldering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PB0u8irn-4
* Solder Melt points: https://tinyurl.com/2p8jdxyz
== Community links ==
Want to hang out with other Pine64 Pinecil owners or the Pine64 community?
* [https://discordapp.com/invite/DgB7kzr Discord]
* [https://t.me/joinchat/Kmi2S1iej-_4DgrVf3jjnQ Telegram]
* [https://matrix.to/#/#pinecil:matrix.org Matrix]


== Pinecil board information, schematics and certifications ==
== Pinecil board information, schematics and certifications ==
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For certain adapters, a PD timeout value of 15 is needed while most of PD adapters are also work using this value.
For certain adapters, a PD timeout value of 15 is needed while most of PD adapters are also work using this value.


Known working PD/QC/Barrel power adapters / power banks include:
Known working PD/QC/Barrel power adapters / power banks include:
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