If you know G-Lon you know they have some spectacular surface-mount rework and repair videos, among other treasures. This iPhone 7 ‘Touch ID’ repair series is pretty indicative of their craft (and skill – skill I definitely do not have!), and I especially like the custom tool they designed for this repair, which their soldering iron threads into for the purpose of transferring heat from below:
They then get up close with the repair, replacing the IC:
Watch the two quick videos below for more:
And while not about the repair process, in this next video they examine the fingerprint circuit in closer detail:
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.