Before use, you'll need to attach headers so you can plug in this sensor into a breadboard. Soldering is essential!

Note we show images of the BME280 sensor, which looks similar - the process is the same as it would be for the CCS811

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 and Solder:

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


Be sure to solder all pins for reliable electrical contact.

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


You're done!

This guide was first published on Aug 02, 2017. It was last updated on Nov 27, 2023.

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