Newbie Questions
#1
Received my board along with the Wi-Fi module.
Did not receive a power/ reset switch. Should it have been included? If not can the part number be made available?
Where does the end of the antenna wire attach?
Thank you for any information you can provide.
#2
(06-05-2016, 09:09 AM)akool64 Wrote: Received my board along with the Wi-Fi module.
Did not receive a power/ reset switch. Should it have been included? If not can the part number be made available?
Where does the end of the antenna wire attach?
Thank you for any information you can provide.

The power/reset switch should have been loose in the outer bubble/jiffy bag. A lot of people have thrown them away without realising. However, the switch is a standard tact momentary on button that shouldn't be too hard to find. What part of the world are you in? This will help with identifying where you can best source a switch from. Note that any momentary on switch can work with the board, it doesn't have to be a switch the same shape and size as the one given away with each board, not if you don't want it to be. For instance, I am using an old arcade machine button.

The antenna attaches to the WiFi module. On the module is a little gold circle, like the one shown in this image. It attaches on to that.
#3
I'm located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.
I understand that the antenna attaches too the board. Where does the other end attach? The end of the antenna with the sticky pad?
#4
Why do you think it should attach anywhere? Put it wherever you want - no difference does it make.
#5
(06-05-2016, 12:30 PM)akool64 Wrote: I'm located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.
I understand that the antenna attaches too the board. Where does the other end attach? The end of the antenna with the sticky pad?

Ok, so you want to be looking for a right angle tact switch. I found this one, but there are plenty of other options out there. I'm not familiar with American electronics stores, but if you were to walk into one and ask for a right angle tact switch (perhaps also take a picture of one with you), you should have no troubles.

You are aware, I'm sure, that you will need to solder the switch to the board. It is a fairly straightforward soldering job, but if you lack experience, it can be fiddly, and you can cause damage by holding the soldering iron to the joint for too long.

Edit: see also this thread (which also links to other threads) about switches.


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