Switch Prep

With most projects, I like to start with the on/off switch. I’ll first prep the switch by snipping off one of the legs and trimming the remaining two short. Then I’ll tin them with a bit of solder.

Switch Wires

I’ll need cut two pieces of wire for connecting the switch to the Adafruit Feather. Using wire stripper, remove of a bit of insulation to exposed the strands of wires. To keep the strands together and make it easier to attach to the legs of the switch, i'll apply a bit of solder to tin them.

Connect Wires to Switch

Next, I attached the wires to the legs of the switch by them heating up with the tip of the soldering iron. I added a piece of heat shrink to keep the two wires together.

Connect Switch to Feather

Now I can work on connecting the switch to the Feather. I tinned the enable and a ground pin on the Adafruit Feather before soldering the wires in. I used one of the available ground pins on near the prototyping area. 

Test Switch

With the switch now connected to the Adafruit Feather, I can plug in the battery to test out the switch and the circuit. It'll power on when the switch allows current to pass through the enable and ground pins.

This guide was first published on Aug 30, 2017. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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