5. Headers – F, and a coincell

In this section we are simply adding all the F headers, as well as the coincell holder. The coincell holder will hold a 3V watch battery to keep the real time clock on the Teensy 3.6 going. The F headers are used to connect to the breakout boards that can be added, such as the XBee, Teensy, motor driver board, and current sensor boards. In this section you will need the XBee headers, the 5 F headers, and the coincell battery holder.

Insert the two shallow F headers into the XBee header area in U2.

Here are the headers in their XBee area in U2.

Apply painters tape to the headers to keep them in place before flipping the board. Then, flip the board.

This is what the leads look like on the back of the board. Ensure that the components are still flush with the top side of the board, as it may have moved slightly during flipping.

Solder the pads with your soldering iron and solder. Once complete, flip the board over.

Insert the coincell battery holder into the RTC Batt location on the board.

Here is the coincell inserted and in the proper orientation. Note the orientation, how the side with the metal is closest to the bottom edge of the board.

Apply painters tape to the coincell holder to keep it in place before flipping the board. Then, flip the board.

Surprise! It’s the top side of the board. Bet you didn’t expect to be soldering anything here.
This is what the leads look like on the top of the board. Ensure that the components are still flush with the bottom side of the board, as it may have moved slightly during flipping.

Solder the pads with your soldering iron and solder. Once complete, there is no need to flip the board over, so just leave it as is.

Cut the F headers for the two long rows of the Teensy 3.6. The corresponding length is 24 pins.

Insert them into the board in U1, where the Teensy 3.6 goes.

Here are the headers inserted into the board. They complete the entire row, filling all the available pads.

Apply painters tape to the headers to keep them in place before flipping the board. Then, flip the board.

This is what the leads look like on the back of the board. Ensure that the components are still flush with the top side of the board, as it may have moved slightly during flipping.

Solder the pads with your soldering iron and solder. Once complete, flip the board over.

Cut the F headers to length for the remainder of the Teensy 3.6 pads in U1. The corresponding lengths are:
5 pins, 4 pins, 3 pins, 3 pins, 5 pins, 5 pins and 5 pins.

Insert them into their locations in U1.

Here are the headers, cut to length, and in the proper locations. The headers fill all the pads for the Teensy 3.6 in U1. There should be no open holes.

Apply painters tape to the headers to keep them in place before flipping the board. Then, flip the board.

This is what the leads look like on the back of the board. Ensure that the components are still flush with the top side of the board, as it may have moved slightly during flipping.

Solder the pads with your soldering iron and solder. Once complete, flip the board over.

Cut the F headers to the proper length for the motor driver area in U3. There will be 2 rows of 8 pins.

Insert them into the locations in U3.

Here are the headers inserted into the board. They complete the entire row, filling all the available pads.

Apply painters tape to the headers to keep them in place before flipping the board. Then, flip the board.

This is what the leads look like on the back of the board. Ensure that the components are still flush with the top side of the board, as it may have moved slightly during flipping.

Solder the pads with your soldering iron and solder. Once complete, flip the board over.

Cut the F headers to the proper length for the current sensor area in U5 and U6. There will be 2 rows of 3 pins, and 2 rows of 2 pins.

Insert them into the locations in U5 and U6.

Here are the headers inserted into the board. They complete the entire row, filling all the available pads.

Apply painters tape to the headers to keep them in place before flipping the board. Then, flip the board.

This is what the leads look like on the back of the board. Ensure that the components are still flush with the top side of the board, as it may have moved slightly during flipping.

Solder the pads with your soldering iron and solder. Once complete, flip the board over.
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