New and improved V2 August 2022
The Pinecil V2 is a natural follow on from the first version, still using a RISC-V processor, but adding noticeable upgrades to the hardware. Key changes from version one:
- New Processor (BL706)
- Adds Bluetooth Low Energy
- Higher maximum input voltage
- Tentative support for USB-PD EPR (28V)
- Support for measuring tip resistance
- Allows automatic detection of 6.2 vs 8 ohm tips
Things staying the same:
- GPIO is broken out on USB-C for creating your own projects
- Same pinout as Pinecil V1
- Same great feel, including the rubber grip
- Works with all existing tips
- Same DC input + USB-C input connections
- Same case as V1 and compatibility with the red and transparent cases
A notable improvement is the new BL706 RISC-V processor from Bouffalo. It is similar to the BL602 in the Pinenut from the Nutcracker challenge. The BL706 features Bluetooth Low Energy; so future IronOS releases will work to enable exposing features over Bluetooth Low Energy. One obvious future feature making use of BLE would be OTA firmware updates.
The Pinecil is a smart mini portable soldering iron with a 32-bit RISC-V SoC featuring a sleek design, auto standby and it heats up to an operating temperature in just 12 seconds!
- Dual power input design: 1) USB-C supports both PD and QC 3.0 and; 2) DC5525 barrel DC jack.
- Speedy Rapid Warmup: Reaches operating temperature in 12 seconds. Support for on-demand rapid boost feature.
- Adjustable soldering tip temperature which can be set between 100° C and 400° C using the adjustment buttons and an easy-to-read OLED display.
- Portable: it features a sleek and slim design, comprised of an SAE 304 stainless steel core housed inside a poly-carbonate shell.
- Auto standby mode engages when it is not in use ensuring the user safety.
This is the original device and not a Chinese copy