I’m a total n00b when it comes to soldering electronics and I was wondering if people here can give me a couple of tips.
I have a project where I want to modify a CO2 reader (one of these). I’m going to replace the back part of the meter with a 3d printed model that removes the battery compartment and replaces it with a compartment for a Raspberry Pi Zero W. Then I want to connect the USB port of the Raspberry Pi to the USB port of the meter (under the “OPEN” flap). I want to do this all within the casing, so (I think) I want to remove the meter’s USB connector and replace it with a male connector with cable.
Here’s a pic of the USB connector.
The connectors you see (5v, D-, D+, anonymous and GND) are soldered to the USB pcb and the pcb below. To remove the USB connector, I’ll have to cut through the connectors below the USB pcb.
My question is: is what I’m planning to do at all feasible? Can you recommend any good online soldering tutorials for this sort of thing? And do I need special wires to connect the PCB to the usb connector, or can I just use standard wires?
Regards, and thanks in advance!