Don't forget to remove the protective cover off the sensor, it may be a clear or slightly tinted plastic! Otherwise you will get incorrect readings

This page shows the VL53L0X or VL6180X sensor - the procedure is identical!

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

Place the Breakout board on top so the shorter ends of the pins line up though all the 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).

OK You're done! Check your work over and continue on to the next steps

This guide was first published on Nov 30, 2016. It was last updated on May 22, 2024.

This page (Assembly) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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