Step 3: Solder it! Part 1

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Solder it!

Time to solder the kit together! If you've never soldered before, check the Preparation page for tutorials and more.

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First, check that you have all the parts! Look over the parts list

Put the two small buttons in. They will snap in and should be flush with the PCB. The buttons are symmetric so don't worry about putting them in backwards!

With your soldering iron, solder each of the 4 points on each switch

Next, place the 6 pin ICSP header. If you're never planning to use an external programmer you can skip this step!

Solder all 6 pins. You may have to tape or hold the part in place or it'll fall out!

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