Question Am I missing anything important?

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So I find I often work better if I give myself a checklist of what I need to do, rather than scattered about instructions I think it's important to keep them organized.
Anyways, I want to build an Ashida.

Here's what I have,
  • Soldering iron
  • Solder
  • Wii
  • A dream!
As you can see, not much. Still missing quite a lot.

What I need,
  • Rotary Tool
  • Multimeter
  • Electrical Tape
  • Solder Wick
  • Wire Strippers
  • 22/34 AWG Wire
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • GC controller to harvest
  • Ashida case from PCBWay
  • 18650 Lithium Ion Batteries (what are some reputable sellers?)
  • Everything on the Ashida BOM list
  • Skills
I think I've just about got everything I might need on that list, but I am an absolute beginner, the beginnerest beginner of all time, so I'm probably missing some stuff.

pls hardware wizards lend me your knowledge
 
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I wouldn't use Solder Wick, because it's known to rip traces of the board. You should use flux instead. You can also get the case form jlcpcb(I heard that they are cheaper)
 
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So I find I often work better if I give myself a checklist of what I need to do, rather than scattered about instructions I think it's important to keep them organized.
Anyways, I want to build an Ashida.

Here's what I have,
  • Soldering iron
  • Solder
  • Wii
  • A dream!
As you can see, not much. Still missing quite a lot.

What I need,
  • Rotary Tool
  • Multimeter
  • Electrical Tape
  • Solder Wick
  • Wire Strippers
  • 22/34 AWG Wire
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • GC controller to harvest
  • Ashida case from PCBWay
  • Everything on the Ashida BOM list
  • Skills
I think I've just about got everything I might need on that list, but I am an absolute beginner, the beginnerest beginner of all time, so I'm probably missing some stuff.

pls hardware wizards lend me your knowledge
Money is pretty important too.
 

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I wouldn't use Solder Wick, because it's known to rip traces of the board. You should use flux instead. You can also get the case form jlcpcb(I heard that they are cheaper)
Good to know. I'm still pretty new to... everything. Thank you for the help!
 

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Oh thats for certain...
I'm sure I'll find a way though.
On a more serious note, you'll also need a variety of sand paper. After cutting, you'll need to sand the board to make sure the layers don't bridge. Also, get a proper mask for trimming. Trust me, cancer's not worth it. Another thing is a multimeter. This will be useful for troubleshooting.
 

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On a more serious note, you'll also need a variety of sand paper. After cutting, you'll need to sand the board to make sure the layers don't bridge. Also, get a proper mask for trimming. Trust me, cancer's not worth it. Another thing is a multimeter. This will be useful for troubleshooting.
Would an N95 mask work? I think I might have a few laying around.
 

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Would an N95 mask work? I think I might have a few laying around.
I used a KN-95 when trimming, but I'll probably use something else next time. I got sick the day after. I know some people use painting respirators, face shields, etc.
 
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So I find I often work better if I give myself a checklist of what I need to do, rather than scattered about instructions I think it's important to keep them organized.
Anyways, I want to build an Ashida.

Here's what I have,
  • Soldering iron
  • Solder
  • Wii
  • A dream!
As you can see, not much. Still missing quite a lot.

What I need,
  • Rotary Tool
  • Multimeter
  • Electrical Tape
  • Solder Wick
  • Wire Strippers
  • 22/34 AWG Wire
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • GC controller to harvest
  • Ashida case from PCBWay
  • 18650 Lithium Ion Batteries (what are some reputable sellers?)
  • Everything on the Ashida BOM list
  • Skills
I think I've just about got everything I might need on that list, but I am an absolute beginner, the beginnerest beginner of all time, so I'm probably missing some stuff.

pls hardware wizards lend me your knowledge
The Ashida doesn’t use 18650 lithium batteries, they use 21700 lithium batteries.
 
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