Tools and consumables
Here are the tools you’ll need for building the Kamaji hardware:
- Soldering iron. Just about any soldering iron would do, but having adjustable temperature is handy. TS-100/TS-101 and Pinecil are the go-to recommendations.
- 3D-printer. Alternatively you can order 3D-printed parts from an on-demand printing service.
- Side-cutters for cutting off leads of resistors and other components.
- Philips screwdriver.
- (for Classic only) AVR programmer device such as USBasp or one of its many clones available on Aliexpress, Ebay, and Amazon. Make sure it comes with a 10-pin cable. Alternatively you can use a universal programmer such as TL866.
- (optional) soldering tips for threaded inserts. These are convenient, but you can also use a regular conical soldering tip for the treaded inserts.
You will also need some consumables:
- Solder. We typically use the classic 60/40 leaded solder in 0.5mm thickness with flux core. If you want a lead-free alternative, ISO-Core “Clear” works fine.
- Flux. Even when you use solder with a flux core, additional flux will be needed at times.
- Isopropyl alcohol or some other cleaning agent for getting the flux residue off the PCBs after soldering.
- 3D-printer filament. We typically use PETG, but PLA also works.