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.
|Surface Mount Shield PCB||1|
|1x40pin male 0.1“ pitch header||9 pins worth|
Soldering: If you are new to soldering we recommend the following tutorials: Soldering Basics (http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/106) and Soldering Crash Course from the folks at Sparkfun (http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/354). How to solder from the Curious Inventor: http://store.curiousinventor.com/guides/How_to_Solder
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 (http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-guide-excellent-soldering)
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.