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Surface Mount Shield Kit Tutorial

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The Surface Mount Shield Kit breaks out the connections on the Digispark development board and provides a small surface mount soldering area for building custom circuits. The SMT pads on this board are 1.27×2.54 (50x100mil).

This is an unassembled kit and requires basic soldering. Use of it requires surface mount soldering. This is designed for use with the Digispark development board, which is not included.


Part Quantity Identification
Surface Mount Shield PCB1
1x40pin male 0.1“ pitch header 9 pins worth

Soldering: If you are new to soldering we recommend the following tutorials: Soldering Basics ( and Soldering Crash Course from the folks at Sparkfun ( How to solder from the Curious Inventor:

Adafruit has this excellent guide that starts with the tools needed and then shows detailed pictures, including some of the common problems that beginners experience (

We assume for these assembly instructions that you know the basics of thru-hole soldering. If you don't check out the links above, these boards are very easy to solder - we promise!



Cut a length of male headers 6 pins long and one 3 pins long. Insert into corresponding positions (on the bottom of the board) and solder each pin.


Tip: Inseting the headers into a breadboard and then placing the board on top can make this process easier.

Note: If you are using stackable headers, use them here instead of the standard male headers.

digispark/tutorials/smt.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/09 12:03 (external edit)