Wires for AMG8833

Four wired connections are necessary to connect the thermal camera sensor to the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH32. These can be about 10cm (4in) in length. Different colored wires are helpful at telling connections apart.

Heat Shrink

A bit of heat shrink tubing can help keep these wires bundled together.

Third Helping Hand

A handy way to tin a set of wires is to prop them up on one of the little grabbers. Separate the wires and tin them up with a bit of solder.

Wire Tinning

Don't forget the opposite ends of each wire. Commence soldering!

Tinning Pins

Add a bit of solder to the pins on the thermal camera sensor breakout board. A panavise jr. can hold the PCB in place while soldering.

Connect Wires to AMG8833

Carefully solder the wires into the pins on the thermal camera breakout. Heat up the soldered pin with the tip of the soldering iron and insert a wire while the solder is molten. 

Header Pins

To make the wiring a bit easier, we're going to solder wires to male headers. Grab a strip of header pins and tin the short ends with a bit of solder – Be careful not to melt the plastic! Third helping helps are really useful here, do not try to hold headers while soldering – It'll burn the tips of your fingers!

If the tip of the soldering iron is held on a strip of headers too long, it will melt the plastic housing and damage the alignment of the pins.

Connect Wires to Header

Attach the wires from the thermal camera sensor by soldering them to the tinned ends.

Separate Header Pins

Use a pair of flush cutters to snip away the excess header pins and separate the wires from each other.

Last updated on 2018-01-16 at 06.06.35 PM Published on 2018-01-17 at 12.03.51 AM