Assembling FlashyFlash!

What exactly is FlashyFlash? Find out here.

Otherwise, let's get this bad boy put together!

 

Step 1 - The Parts

  1. FlashyFlash Board with Hot Shoe Mount
  2. DCCDuino
  3. Micro USB to Micro USB Cable

 

Step 2 - Attach DCCDuino

If you look closely at the FlashyFlash board, you'll see that there is a row that has it's holes staggered:  the two outermost rows starting at the bottom of the FlashyFlash.

As long as you orient your DCCDuino the same way as the DCCDuino-shaped white outline on the Flashy Flash PCB, there's no wrong way to attach it. However, if it's attached using the staggered holes, your DCCDuino will have a much stronger hold, and you won't require soldering down for a secure fit.  

We recommend attaching the DCCDuino on the back of the FlashyFlash, via the staggered holes, sitting in the lower most part of the FlashyFlash board, oriented so the micro USB port points up.  

That's a lot of words.  Let's see if this picture helps.

 

ACHTUNG!

Mounting your DCCDuino sideways WILL KILL IT.

 

 

Flashy Flash has breadboard-style traces (the blue lines on the image below) to make it easier to wire up circuits to your DCCDuino.

Mounting DCCDuino sideways means those traces will cause short circuits that can (and likely will) destroy that microcontroller on DCCDuino.

 

 

Step 3 - Plug in the Micro USB Cable

Slip FlashyFlash into OTTO's Hot Shoe and plug in the micro USB cable.  Again, no wrong way, but we recommend using the 90-degree angle connector on the FlashyFlash side.

 

Twist the Yellow OTTO cap to the left to reveal OTTO's micro USB port.  Plug FlashyFlash in!

 

Step 4 - Assembled.  Add sensors.  Get hacking.

There ya go.  FlashyFlash is assembled and ready for sensors. Hack away! GIF away!

 

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