I just received a Sparkfun beginner toolkit complete with soldering iron, stand, solder and other fun stuff. Just like I learned how to cut an avocado, I watched a YouTube video on how to solder and then gave it a try. The ATSHA204 Breakout Board is slightly crooked on the pins, but I think the DeadOn RTC came out well? I have yet to wire them up and test them. That’s probably the true test.
Although I’ve learned that the one-wire interface on the ATSHA204 may not be the easiest to work with. Maybe I can adapt something like this Dallas one-wire temperature sensor?
Also, I may not need an external RTC according to comments left on my BeagleBoard.org post. So, maybe I should start with that.
All of this effort is related to the BBB CryptoCape project I’ve recently started. I’m receiving sample chips from Atmel, which are 8-lead SOIC and they may be more difficult to solder to a
Do you think I’ve earned my Learn to Solder badge? 😉