Prepare the header strip and Add the breakout board:


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


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).

Next we will solder in the two 3.5mm terminal blocks used to connect power & the motor to the breakout board. 


Make sure the open parts of the terminals face outwards so you can easily connect wires


To make it easier to keep these in place, you can use some tape to hold down the two header pieces. Tacky clay also works, whatever you've got handy!


Solder in both pins of each terminal block. You can remove the tape when done.

OK You're done! Now you can get your motors spinnin' ! 

This guide was first published on Jul 06, 2016. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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