Assembly

This FeatherWing comes fully assembled as of 2017 but if you have an older kit, it's easy to put it together yourself!

Start by grabbing the blue terminal blocks. Terminal blocks only come in 2 and 3 pin sizes, but can be slid together to form longer strips. Start by connecting a 2 and 3 pin piece together. There's nubs on either side so line those up and you'll be able to slide them together

Keep sliding more 3-pin blocks on until you get a 2-pin block with four 3-pin blocks in the middle and then another 2-pin block at the end

Make two of these long strips

Place the two strips on either side of the breakout PCB with the terminal block holes facing out

Flip over the board and solder in all of the terminal block pins with plenty of 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).

Check the first row once its done, to make sure each pin is shiny and completely soldered

Do the other row of terminal blocks

Next up place the 12-pin and 16-pin headers in the center part of the breakout in the outer-most set of holes

If you have a Feather, plugging it into the headers will keep them nicely aligned so you dont need to tape them in place

Flip over and solder in one row of the header

Solder in the other row of header

If you'd like to install the slide on/off switch, snap it into place at the end of the PCB and tape it down so it doesn't fall out when soldering

Solder in the two large mechanical points and the three signal pins in the center

That's it! You're done

This guide was first published on Mar 02, 2016. It was last updated on Mar 02, 2016. This page (Assembly) was last updated on Mar 16, 2020.