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Beginner Help. Order Board with or without pins?
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Beginner Help. Order Board with or without pins?

by Korsakovsky on Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:13 pm

Hi!

We are going to explore Arduino this winter, and have ordered a starter kit.

I also want to purchase a Teensy to work with.

They come either with or without pins.

For a beginner, which would be a better choice, or does it matter?

Thanks!

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Re: Beginner Help. Order Board with or without pins?

by millercommamatt on Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:25 pm

With pins would be best for a beginner. However, soldering is an early skill everyone should add to their tool kit and soldering header pins is good practice.

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Re: Beginner Help. Order Board with or without pins?

by Korsakovsky on Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:59 pm

Thank you very much for your help!

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Re: Beginner Help. Order Board with or without pins?

by jim_lee on Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:38 pm

IF you are going to go pinless (I never use them) you will want the 30 awg silicon wires to hook it all together. Makes life doable with all them tiny tiny connections.

This stuff in every color they sell : https://www.adafruit.com/product/3166

Or not.. Up to you.

-jim lee

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Re: Beginner Help. Order Board with or without pins?

by millercommamatt on Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:22 pm

30 AWG seems a little small. I usually use 22 - 26 AWG depending on how much flexibility I need.

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