Assembly

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.

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

You're done! Check your solder joints visually and continue onto the next steps

Don't forget that the Real Time Clock requires a battery backup. A CR1220 size battery goes in the back, make sure the + symbol on the battery is visible when you insert!

This guide was first published on Feb 03, 2016. It was last updated on Feb 03, 2016. This page (Assembly) was last updated on Feb 03, 2016.