Dremel with cutting disc and RPi firmly secured - NOT held in your other hand. Fortunately the sockets are at the edge of the board which makes it much easier to attack them without accidentally damaging other components.
I'm trying to make the board smaller, but thanks for the suggestion anyway.rpiMike wrote: ↑Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:16 amHow about just using USB extension cables ?
25cm Dual USB 2.0 A female socket panel mount to 2 USB A male extension cable https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NIH1PZ6/ ... RzbD80A58N
AIUI, no (though I may be wrong...).Imperf3kt wrote: ↑Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:53 pmas I understand it, the PCBs are made in a big sheet in a facility located in communist China (PRC) with the SOC coming from Taiwan.
These sheets of multiple Pis are shipped to Wales, UK, where final assembly is conducted which involves splitting the boards off the sheet, cleaning the edges and installing the peripheral connections such as the RJ45 socket or USB header socket.
4000 of these units are produced every day.
There is a custom order service from the RPi manufacture: https://www.element14.com/community/doc ... on-service
Well, I could potentially order five units as what I am making has some very interested followers, but 5000 is out of the question.klricks wrote: ↑Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:21 pmThere is a custom order service from the RPi manufacture: https://www.element14.com/community/doc ... on-service
Note that the minimum order is 5000 units + consultation / engineering fees.
Otherwise you must buy complete units and do your own rework.
I would just cut the shield and plastic bits with side cutters and then un-solder the 8 through pins one at a time with a soldering iron.Imperf3kt wrote: ↑Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:45 pm........So that leaves just manually removing the parts via dremil + cleanup or using USB extension cables and forcing a redesign of my case (which is already too large for my intended use)
But my main question is, apart from the obvious potential to lift pads and tracks, are there any components susceptible to heat damage via this method?