Assembly

If you have the breadboard version of this sensor, you'll want to solder some header onto the sensor so it can be used in a breadboard. The Flora version does not require any extra 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.

Solder the longer power/data strip first

(For tips on soldering, be sure to check out our Guide to Excellent Soldering).
If you plan to use the interrupts and/or you want the board to sit flatter in a breadboard, solder up the other strip!
You're done! Check your solder joints visually and continue onto the next steps
This guide was first published on Aug 04, 2014. It was last updated on Aug 04, 2014. This page (Assembly) was last updated on Jul 15, 2019.