My new shield has arrived
Some time ago my g-shield broke (see this post) and I ordered a new gaups shield from ASL which arrived last week. It’s a kit so some skills in soldering is required (I’m not very good at it) but never the less assembly is quite easy when you follow the instructions.
When soldering the female headers for the drivers onto the pcb I remembered a trick I saw somewhere on the Internet: Use the Arduino stacking headers to hold the female headers in place until they’re attached to the pcb:
The distance between the female headers matches the distance between six pins on the stacking headers. So I arranged the headers as seen in the photo and turned the whole thing upside down and started soldering:
Here is the finished gaups shield on top of an Arduino:
Now I’m just waiting for my Pololu drivers to arrive… 🙂