Assembly

Install Mic

Grab the microphone and bottom half of the case. The hinge should be securely attached. Gently press the capsule through the circular cutout on the door. Use the photo to reference placement.

Mic Placement

The PCB doesn't need to be flush with the door, it can go about half way through. The cutout should have a snug fit.

Hinged Door

Test out the hinged door by opening and closing it shut. 

Secured Mic

If the cutout is too lose and you find the mic coming out, you can optionally adhere the mic to the door. Hot glue is a nice option since it can be removed without damaging the parts.

Here's a shot from the inside of the bottom half of the case. 

Voltage Setup

Locate the voltage pads on the back of the PyBadge. There's labels that denote two pads, 5V and 3.3V. In order for the microphone to work, the PyBadge needs to setup for 3.3V logic. Use a hobby knife to cut the small trace in between the 5V and VCC pads. Apply solder to the 3.3V and VCC pad. Sufficient amount of solder will jump the two connections.

The 5V trace MUST be cut in order for the microphone to work properly. DO NOT skip this step, very important!

Battery & Speaker

For a portable setup, connect a 350mah 3.7v lipo battery to the power port on the back of the PyBadge.

If you'd like to increase the sound output from the PyBadge, connect a mini oval speaker to the speaker port on the back of the PyBadge.

Reset Actuator

Use the 3D printed button to actuate the reset button. This is used for resetting the PyBadge and flashing new firmware.

Install Reset Button

Place the 3D printed button into the hole from inside the bottom half of the case. It should have a loose fitting. A small flange on the button will prevent it from falling out.

Connect Mic

Plug in the 3-pin JST cable from the microphone into the JST connector on the back of the PyBadge with the D2 labeling.

Install PyBadge

Place the PyBadge PCB over the standoffs on the bottom half of the case.

Install Top Cover

Place the top half of the case over the PyBadge and line up the cutouts with the components. Gently, and carefully, press the cover down onto the bottom half of the case.

Snap Fits

The case features snap fit features. Firmly press the two parts together to snap them shut. Rotate the case and press all the edges to fully secure the case.

Excessive use of the flip out mic could result in damaging the microphone. The mic is able to pick up audio when it is closed. We suggest keeping the mic in the closed position.
This guide was first published on Jul 24, 2019. It was last updated on Jul 24, 2019. This page (Assembly) was last updated on Jul 23, 2019.