Use pinecil (V1) as a high temp thermoemter?
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Long story short: Need to do a reflowing of my PS3, don't have the money to pay someone to do a reballing and dont have the tools for it, checking a guide to do reflowing on a normal oven made me want to attempt this, rn all I need is a somewhat accurate oven thermometer but all the ones i checked that are under 20€ are useless for what i can see on the reviews.

The pinecil can read over 400ºC no problem, i wouldnt need more range than 100 to 300ºC, so, anyway i could hook up a thermocouple or something to the pinecil and check the temp in real time? As long as it's kind of accurate (+/-10ºC) it's all i need.
I know it uses a handle sensor and a tip sensor to calculate temp but if i can have the ambient temp kinda controlled for a short amount of time could it read accurately? if so what i'd need to do in order to achieve this? Any help is welcome!
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(10-06-2022, 07:26 PM)Ko1 Wrote: Long story short: Need to do a reflowing of my PS3, don't have the money to pay someone to do a reballing and dont have the tools for it, checking a guide to do reflowing on a normal oven made me want to attempt this, rn all I need is a somewhat accurate oven thermometer but all the ones i checked that are under 20€ are useless for what i can see on the reviews.

I don't recommend you to use your normal oven for reflowing if you still want to cook in it later.
There are a lot of potential harmful materials coming out during this process what you don't want to eat later...
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Don't use anything that is used for cooking. but there are videos on YT showing use of a Thin layer of fine sand and a used frying pan that is not used for anything else (see GreatScott) . the fine sand helps even the temps.

There is also a Live volunteer active channel is in discord but has bridge to other comms too. many of the most active volunteers don't check these forums, it is a fluke I happen to be in here today looking for something else.
Links to join live Pine64/pincil chat is in Pinecil Wiki Pages. https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Pinecil#Community_links
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