Header Installation

Use a 12-pin and 16-pin female headers on the Feather M4 Express. Insert the headers from the top of the PCB.

Use a 12-pin and 16-pin male headers on the PropMaker FeatherWing. Insert the headers from the bottom of the PCB.

Prop-Maker FeatherWing Breadboard

Use a breadboard to make soldering easier. While holding the headers in place, press the the male header pins down into the breadboard. With the PCB secured in place, solder all of the pins. Once finished, remove from the breadboard and inspect solder joints. Make sure all of the solder joints are solid.

Feather PCB Vise

With the male header pins now soldered to the FeatherWing, install the female headers to the male header pins. Make sure the Feather M4 Express is properly seated into the female headers. The two PCBs should be sandwiched together. Use a PCB stickvise to hold it in place while soldering. Solder all the pins.

Soldered PCB Headers

With the pins soldered in place, remove from the PCB stickvise and pull them apart to separate them. Thoroughly inspect all of the solder joints to ensure they're solid.

This guide was first published on Jul 16, 2019. It was last updated on Feb 19, 2024.

This page (Feather Headers) was last updated on Jul 06, 2019.

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