By the end of this you will have taught your parent to assemble their own badge.
Because even parents should know how to solder.
Step 1: Get Your Working Area Prepared
- soldering iron
- parent's badge kit
- side cutters
- eye protection
Step 2: Make Sure Your Badge Kit Is Complete
- one badge PCB
- one RGB LED
- one green LED
- one IR Receiver
- one capacitor
- six resistors
- two DIP sockets
- two ATTINY85 - one with a white marker
Step 3: Check Out the Failures...
Step 4: Place the Two DIP Sockets
Solder all 16 points.
Step 5: Place the Capacitor
BE CAREFUL OF FLYING LEADS
Step 6: Install the 1K Ohm, 2.2K Ohm, 150 Ohm and 100 Ohm Resistors
Bend the leads and insert them as directed and then solder them in place.
The 100 ohm and 150 ohm resistors go in the marked holes.
BE SURE TO ONLY SOLDER ONE SIDE OF THE 100 and 150 OHM RESISTORS
Step 7: Install the IR Receiver
Ensure that the bubble is on the TOP of the IR Receiver.
Step 8: Oops... Forgot the Green LED
Step 9: Install the Battery Pack
Step 10: Install the RGB LED
Insert the longest leg in the hold marked with a stripe and solder only the longest leg in place.
Step 11: Solder the Remaining 3 Legs of the RGB LED
Clip your leads when you're done.
Step 12: Install the 2 Microcontrollers
The chip marked with a white tab goes near the green LED.
Step 13: Insert Some Batteries and Make It Awesome!
Have fun with your fancy new r00tz parent badge...
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