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Hi Arduinoiers,

hope this is the correct sub-forum, but this deals roughly about installation (I hope).

I've just got a Watterott Redfly shield, and I'm eager to start with it. But before I have to solder the pins. Do you have any advice how to do this, so that the shield fits afterwards onto the arduino? I'm a little afraid of askew pins (big hands, smoker, coffee smiley-red).

And the general question is: what do you do, if you use shields with pin conflicts? E.g. PWM/3 seems to be a popular pin on many shields. So do you change shields with knife and soldering iron? Or is there any other magic?

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Andreas
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But before I have to solder the pins. Do you have any advice how to do this, so that the shield fits afterwards onto the arduino?

I like to put the header pins into a breadboard and then put the board on top of that.  Solder a single pin to orient the board and pins to 90°.  After that I solder every other pin taking 10-15 seconds between pin to allow them to cool and keep the breadboard from getting too much heat.

And the general question is: what do you do, if you use shields with pin conflicts? E.g. PWM/3 seems to be a popular pin on many shields. So do you change shields with knife and soldering iron? Or is there any other magic?
That's one way.  You can also use a shield made to be cut up like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Add-Ohms-Arduino-Wuzzler-Shield/dp/B007APUR3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335556644&sr=8-1
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Moin James,

("moin" is is a usual greeting in the northern part of germany and means "good day"  smiley-grin)
I like to put the header pins into a breadboard and then put the board on top of that.  Solder a single pin to orient the board and pins to 90°.  After that I solder every other pin taking 10-15 seconds between pin to allow them to cool and keep the breadboard from getting too much heat.

This way is not possible here, because the pins have to be put through the shield and soldered on the other side - so this way I had to solder between breadboard and shield. Meanwhile I did it (with trembling fingers  smiley) and it worked quite well. I will post the pictures of the result this evening in my little blog.

That's one way.  You can also use a shield made to be cut up like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Add-Ohms-Arduino-Wuzzler-Shield/dp/B007APUR3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335556644&sr=8-1

Exactly what I looked for! Thanks for link!

best regards
Andreas
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I will post the pictures of the result this evening in my little blog.

And here they are: http://danimathblog.blogspot.de/2012/04/redfly-wifi-shield.html

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