At risk of starting a religious war, what sort of headers have you soldered to your Wixel?
Top or bottom? Male or female?
To start us out, I used an 8-pin stackable (Arduino) header to connect to the 8 GPIO pins on each side, with regular male pins for the other pins. IMO, This gives me a breadboard-friendly and jumper-friendly setup.
We usually solder male headers in on both sides like this:
and that’s what you get if you order an
At least one person has soldered headers to the Wixel upside down:
Thanks Kevin I should have been clearer.
I did have the connector at the Wixel on P0_0 and P0_1 this has been corrected.
Now the yellow wire is Z and connected to P0_1 and green wire is X and connected to P0_2.
The Ohm meter reads short from Gyro pins at the board to Wixel pins at the board with out USB connection for both X and Z pins. All pins and solder joints have been inspected and metered. I get 3.28v at the vin to gnd on the gyro.
I will run another set of tests tonight and post res…
Just as a heads up, if we add Wixel sockets to future products, they will be designed to work with the assembled Wixels we sell (see David’s post above).
Yeah, keeping compatibility is important…
Here’s what my assembled one looks like with the passthru headers:
If I had more passthru headers, I probably would have done all 23 pins in them, now that I’m starting to feel the need for VCC and GND connections too.