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Breakout Shield Kit (Version A and B) Tutorial

Product Description:


The Breakout Shield Kit breaks out each i/o connection on the Digispark development board and provides them as three pin headers with a 5V, Gnd, and i/o pin for each. This allows the easy connection of third-party and homemade sensors, servos, and more. The Version A kit provides headers in the order of GND / 5V / I/O Pin Version B kit provides headers in the order of GND / I/O Pin / 5V

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
Breakout Shield PCB1
1x40pin male 0.1“ pitch header 27 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 six lengths of male headers 3 pins long. Insert one each on the top of the board, into each set of 3 pin connections and solder each pin.


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.


Please refer to the sample code provided by the sensor or other module you will be attaching.

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