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Build Instructions, Short

These are the abbreviated instructions for people with prior soldering experience. Here are the full build instructions.

Step 0: Gather Tools

Step 1: Part Identification
Step 1: Parts

Open the bag of parts, and make sure you have all of the parts listed below. It might be easier to lay them out as shown in the picture. Click to enlarge.

  1. (1) Video Game Shield PCB
  2. (2) 1k Ohm resistors
  3. (3) 470 Ohm resistors
  4. (6) 10k Ohm resistors
  5. (1) 0.1 uF ceramic capacitor
  6. (1) Light Emitting Diode (LED)
  7. (1) Pushbutton switch
  8. (3) N-channel MOSFET transistors
  9. (1) 47 uF electrolytic capacitor
  10. (1) 4066 switch IC and Chip Socket
  11. (1) 3x RCA jack
  12. (1) Pin Headers

Step 2: 1K Ohm Resistors – Marked on board

Step 3: 470 Ohm Resistors – Marked on board.

Step 4: 10K Ohm Resistors – Bend resistors and add to board.

Step 5: Capacitors – Yellow is unpolarized, other one is polarized.

Step 6: LEDs – Longer lead is positive and goes to the right.

Step 7: Reset button – Straighten leads if necessary.

Step 8: Transistors – Align flat edge with flat edge on board.

Step 9: Chip – Align indentation on chip with board outline.

Step 10: RCA Jacks

Step 11: Header pins – Break away the headers in the right-sized sections.

Step 12: – Give the completed board a final look over, checking for loose solder connections or shorted pads. Congratulations! You’re now the proud owner of a new Video Game Shield. Connect it to your television and give it a try!

All finished!