Assembly and Wiring

Board Assembly:

All surface mount components are pre-soldered to the board. You can solder connections directly to the board, or you can install the header strip (provided) to simplify use in a breadboard.

Position the header

Cut the header to length if necessary and insert - long pins down - into a breadboard.

Position the board

Place the board on top of the header pins. Prop the back-side up of necessary to level the board before soldering.

And Solder!

Solder each pin to assure a good electrical connection.

If you are new to soldering, check out our Guide to Excellent Soldering.

Connect to the Arduino:

The LSM303 breakout requires only 4 wires:
  • GND->GND
  • VIN->5v (It will also work on 3.3v)
  • SDA->SDA (A4 on 'classic' Arduinos)
  • SCL->SCL (A5 on 'classic' Arduinos)
This guide was first published on Mar 10, 2013. It was last updated on Mar 10, 2013. This page (Assembly and Wiring) was last updated on Sep 19, 2019.