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Wings Shield Kit Tutorial

Product Description:

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The Wings Shield Kit breaks out the connections on the Digispark development board and provides screw terminal connectors for connecting wires to each i/o line as well as each of the three power pins.

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

Parts:

Part Quantity Identification
Wings Shield PCB1
2-pin 3.5mm pitch screw terminal 3
3-pin 3.5mm pitch screw terminal 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!

Assembly:

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Lock the three 2-pin screw terminals together so they form one 6-pin screw terminal.

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Place the 3-pin and 6-pin screw terminals through the board and attach with some tape or sticky putty. Flip the board over and solder each pin.

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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.

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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.

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