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How to set up the Circuit Sword Lite

kiteretro edited this page Jan 17, 2019 · 12 revisions

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1. Plug a Micro USB cable into the Circuit Sword Lite and check that the "PG" LED comes on

2. Hold down the "power" button and check that the status LEDs come on

3. Unplug the Micro USB cable then plug in the battery (WARNING: USING A CONNECTOR WITH THE WRONG PIN-OUT WILL BREAK THE CIRCUIT SWORD LITE)

4. Hold down the "power" button and check that the status LEDs come on

5. Plug in the Micro USB cable and check that the "CHRG" and "PG" LEDs come on

6. Unplug the Micro USB cable and battery, then plug in the Add-on board and power switch board (NOTE: INSERT THE FPC CABLE BLUE-SIDE UP). Check that the power switch is "OFF"

7. Plug in the battery then the Micro USB cable. Turn the power switch "ON" and check that the status LEDs come on then turn the power switch "OFF"

8. Plug in the LCD

9. Turn the power switch "ON" and wait for the backlight to come on

10. Trim the 3-pin cable to 60mm in length then strip the ends and tin them with solder

11. Cover the exposed metal of the Raspberry Pi Zero’s Micro USB port using 2 pieces of Kapton tape then tin the solder pads

12. Solder the trimmed 3-pin cable to the tinned solder pads

13. Insert the 40-pin header into the Raspberry Pi Zero long pins first then solder the long pins starting with one pin in each corner

14. Insert the Raspberry Pi Zero into the Circuit Sword Lite short pins first then solder the short pins starting with one pin in each corner keeping both boards parallel

15. Plug in the 3-pin cable then the Micro USB cable. Hold down the "power" button and check that the status LEDs come on

16. Cover the 40-pin header’s short pins using Kapton tape

17. Plug in the Add-on board, power switch board and LCD. Check that the power switch is "OFF"

18. Plug in the battery then the Micro USB cable. Turn the backlight brightness up to "max" using the configuration switches

19. Download the Circuit Sword Lite Software then use Win32 Disk Imager to write it to an SD card. Open the `config-cs.txt` file using "Notepad++" then change `#MODE=TESTER` to `MODE=TESTER`

☆ CIRCUIT SWORD LITE SOFTWARE ☆


20. Insert the SD card then turn the power switch "ON". Once fully booted check that all of the tests have passed

21. Hold down the "mode" button and wait for the configuration menu to appear

22. Turn the power switch "OFF" and wait for the Circuit Sword Lite to shut down

23. Solder an additional "mode" button to the power switch board then trim the pins

24. Solder the spacers to the Add-on board one on top of the other

25. Solder the 2-pin cable to the speaker then plug in the speaker

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