Soldered headers to wrong side of Explorer pHat


#1

I have managed to solder the headers to the wrong side of my Explorer pHat (inexperienced!) - I’m assuming therefore that it’s unusable as the holes in the header (technical term?) will not match up to the correct pins on the Pi Zero.
I don’t mind just buying a new one, but wondered if there were any other options - desoldering it seems like it might be fiddly, since the soldering iron I was using was a cheap one and the soldering not brilliant. I also don’t have a desoldering pump and would rather spend the money I might spend on that on a better soldering iron.
Is there anything I can use to connect the correct pins from the Zero to the right holes on the Explorer? I have seen some 40-pin jumper cable strips - would something like this work?

Any advice would be much appreciated…


#2

Explorer pHAT only uses the these pins, so you could just use jumper cables to connect them up to the correct pins?


#3

Thanks, it hadn’t occurred to me I would need to connect them all.


#4

I mean wouldn’t need to!


#5

If you have not soldered the pizero header,then you could solder it up-side down and it would work.


#6

In all honesty, it’s worth spending a bit of money on a decent desoldering pump. It’ll be worth it - even after soldering for years you will inevitably make mistakes, and for what a good one costs it’s a no brainier.