Assembly

Mount Powerboost 500C to Enclosure

Position the Powerboost over the trinket-cover.stl part and line up the end of the USB port with the mounting holes that line up with the ones on the power boost. Insert 2 #4 3/8' flat phillips screws and fasten them into place.

Mount Trinket to Enclosure

Position the Trinket over the trinket-cover.stl part and align up the end of the USB with the mounting holes that align up with ones on the trinket. Insert 2 #4 3/8' phillips screws and fasten them into place.

Mounted Trinket + PowerBoost 500C

Yey! The Trinket and Powerboost 500C are securely mounted to the trinket-cover.stl part. Now they won't move around while skating!

Install Battery into Enclosure

Grab the 2500mAh lithium polymer battery and position inside the trinket-box.stl part at an angle with one end going into the opposite end of the slide switch. It should have some wiggle room.

Connect Battery to PowerBoost 500C

Plug in the male JST connector from the 2500mAh lithium polymer battery to the female JST connector on the PowerBoost 500C.

Connect PowerBoost 500C to Trinket

Plug in the male JST connector from the PowerBoost 500C to the female JST connector on the Trinket.

Expose Trinket Output Jumpers

Move the three female jumper cables from the trinket to the slit and hole of the enclosure.

Closing Enclosure

With the Battery placed inside the enclosure and the components mount to the cover, join the cover and enclosure. Carefully tuck the wiring inside the enclosure.

PowerBoost 500C USB

Check to ensure the micro USB port is aligned up to the port opening in the enclosure.

Trinket USB

Check that the mini USB port is lined up with the port opening in the enclosure.

Mount Cover to Enclosure

Place the cover over the enclosure and line up the mounting holes that are located on the four corners. Use 4 #6 1/2' phillips screws to secure the trinket-cover.stl part to the trinket-box.stl part.

Install Sliding Lock Mount to Board

Attach the slide-lock-mount.stl part to the bottom of your board with either E6000 adhesives or double-sided foam tape.

Install Sliding Lock Clip to Enclosure

Insert 2 #6 1/2' flat phillips screws into the slide-lock-clip.stl part. Fasten the screws until the thread is flush with the bottom. Position the part over to the top of the enclosure and line up the screws with the holes on the enclosure. Fasten the screws until the two part are secured.

Sliding Lock

To mount the enclosure to the sliding lock, position the clip into the mount and pinch the two legs together and push the part through. To remove the enclosure, pinch the two legs together and pull the part out. A lot like a belt clip or GoPro mount, right?

Mount NeoPixel Strips to Board

Two options for mounting the NeoPixel strips to the bottom of the board. Vertically or horizontally. The vertical(tall) position allows the light to spread further across while the horizontal(flat) position illuminates the bottom of the board.

Secure NeoPixel Strip Wiring

Neatly bundle up the access wiring from the strip.

Install Ring Mount to Trucks

Position the neoring-holder.stl to the neoring-mount.stl and line up the mount holes. Mount the neoring-mount.stl part to the front of the trucks by insert the part with the opening facing the side of the trucks. The two fixtures with the holes should face the front of the trucks.

Secure Ring Mount to Trucks

Use a #6-32 3/4' phillip screw to secure the neoring-mount.stl to the trucks.

Install Ring Holder to Truck Mount

Position the neoring-adapter.stl part and to the neoring-mount.stl part. Join the two parts with the mounting holes together.

Secure Ring Holder to Truck Mount

Insert a #6-32 3/4' flat phillips machine screw and fasten it together to secure the neoring-holder.stl to neoring-mount.stl parts.

Add Diffusers

Install the NeoPixel Ring diffusers, neoring-cap-a.stl and neoring-cap-a.stl onto the neoring-holder.stl part.

Secure NeoPixel Ring Wiring

Group up the excess jumper cables and secure them down to the edge of the truck risers. For a more permeant method, apply E6000 adhesive or hot glue. Black electrical tape is only temporally.

Connect Jumpers To Trinket

With the enclosure locked to the mount, connect the male jumper cables from the strip input to the female jumper cables on the trinket.

Trinket 5V to NeoPixel Strip
GND to GND
BAT to 5V
#0 to DI

Connect Strip + Ring Jumpers

With the ring holder mounted to the trucks, connect the female jumpers from the NeoPixel Ring to the male jumper cables coming from the output of the NeoPixel Strip.

NeoPixel Strip to NeoPixel Ring
GND to GND
5V to 5V
DOUT to DIN

NeoPixel Ring Headlights

Yey! The NeoPixel Rings are installed to the trucks and ready for a nightly skate session!

NeoPixel Power!

Slide the switch on and light up your nightly skate session!
This guide was first published on Jul 15, 2014. It was last updated on Jul 15, 2014. This page (Assembly) was last updated on Sep 27, 2019.