Install ItsyBitsy M0

Place the ItsyBitsy PCB over the two standoffs on the bottom part of the enclosure. Line up the microUSB so with the notch on the side of the case. Insert the PCB at an angle so it's under the clip. Press the edges of the PCB down to snap fit the PCB into place.

Insert Rotary Encoder

Insert the shaft of the rotary encoder into the circular mounting tab on the inside of the case. 

Install Rotary Encoder

Push the body of the rotary encoder up against the mounting tab.

Install Hex Nut

Pull the rotary encoder back and place the hex nut over the top of the shaft. There should be enough clearance to get the nut over the shaft.

Fasten Nut

Use fingers to fasten the hex nut onto the threading. Rotate the rotary encoder to tighten or loosen the nut. Optionally use a pair of needle nose pliers to grab hold of the nut.   

Installed Rotary Encoder + ItsyBitsy

Take note of the rotary encoders orientation – The two metal prongs are right side up. This allows the space for the pins and wires.

Looks like there's a good amount of free space, eh? Maybe try adding some extra buttons!

Install Crank

Place the cap end of the crank onto the tip of the rotary encoder.

Firmly press the crank onto shaft of the rotary encoder until it's fully seated.

Handle Holster

The case features a spot for holding the handle of the crank. There's a little dimple that clips into a small grove near the end of the handle. When the two halves of the enclosure are closed, the handle can "click" and hide inside the case.

Set Handle 

Place the handle of the crank over the dimple.

Closing Case

Grab the top half of the enclosure and orient the halves so the features are matching.

Close Case

Place the top half over the bottom half. Make sure the cutouts are lined up and matching.

Snap Fit Shut

The case has snap fit features that keep the halves secured and closed shut. 

To open the case back up, place fingernail in between the indentations on the side. Pull apart to separate the two halves.

Case Closed

Plug it into a computer and try it out!

This guide was first published on Jun 11, 2019. It was last updated on Apr 19, 2024.

This page (Assembly) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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