Use flat pliers to bend the resistor legs to fit them into the perma-proto breadboard through holes.
Tac parts in place
We'll need to filp the perma-proto board upside down to solder the LEDs and resistors. Use small pieces of tack to hold the parts in place while soldering.
Carfully double check that each part is flush against the perma-proto and begin soldering each leg.
Cut LED legs
Grip the legs with flat pliers and then cut each off with flush cutters.
Tin, strip and solder wires
Measure and cut the wires for power and ground, then strip and tin the them to easily solder to the through holes on the perma-proto.
To prevent ground from bypassing the resistor, we'll need to cut a trace on the row to separate the ground from the LED from the ground to the wire.
Solder external power and ground wires
Lay the PowerBoost and Perma-Proto board on the bottom part of the brush box and measure the wire length needed for the power and ground rails on the Perma-Proto.
Inspect each through hole from any bridging. You can use a solder sucker if any connections are bridged.
Tin the 5V and G pads on the PowerBoost and connect the + and - wires on the Perma-Proto.
Connect the + and - pads on the PowerBoost to the red and black wires on the fan.
Create threads for the standoffs by creafully fastening the screws before mounting the boards. Make sure to drive the screws in as straight as possible while fastening.
Use M3 x .5 x 6m screws to mount the Perma-Proto board to the bottom standoffs.
To make the cleaner portable, we can add a 2500mAh lipo battery to the inside wall of the box with double stick foam tape.
Align the mid part of the box so the port opening and USB port on the PowerBoost match. Snap the mid part of the box into the lid part on the bottom section of the box. You can slide the mid section in at an angle if the tolerences are tight.
Plug in USB
Connect the micro USB cable through the port opening and connect it to the PowerBoost.
Attach the USB on/off switch to the other end of the micro USB cable and test to power by plugging it into the wall or battery power bank.
Snap the top part of the box the rest of the box, slide it in at angle if the tolerences are too tight.
This guide was first published on Oct 12, 2016. It was last updated on Oct 12, 2016.
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