Prepare the header strip:

Cut the strip to length if necessary. It will be easier to solder if you insert it into a breadboard - long pins down

Add the breakout board:

Place the breakout board over the pins so that the short pins poke through the breakout pads

And Solder!

Be sure to solder all pins for reliable electrical contact.

Solder the longer power/data strip first

(For tips on soldering, be sure to check out our Guide to Excellent Soldering).

You're done! Check your solder joints visually

If your display isn't taped down to the breakout PCB, peel off the tape covering and press down so the TFT sticks to the circuit board

This guide was first published on May 27, 2015. It was last updated on May 27, 2015.

This page (Assembly) was last updated on Sep 29, 2021.

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