Short Female/Male Headers

The Adafruit FeatherWings uses 12-pin and 16-pin headers. The short female/male headers are designed to be low-profile and works best in this project. In this arrangement, the male headers are soldered to the FeatherWing while the female headers are soldered to the Feather.

Solder Prop-Maker FeatherWing Headers

Start by inserting the short 12-pin and 16-pin male headers into the Prop-Maker. We suggest using a half-size breadboard to hold the headers in place while soldering. Solder all of the header pins to the Prop-Maker.




Install Female Headers

The female headers need to be solder to the Adafruit Feather. Soldering female headers can be a little tricky, so here's a little technique: Insert the female headers onto the male pins (the ones we soldered onto the FeatherWing). Then, Install the Feather to the female headers by laying it on top of the pins, bottom side up (reference the photo). Use a PCB vise to hold the board in place while soldering.




Soldered FeatherWing

Double check your work and ensure there are no cold solder joints. The Feather and FeatherWing should be able to be pulled apart. 

This guide was first published on Oct 31, 2018. It was last updated on May 19, 2024.

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