MortiSafe - Make the Arduino connector

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This page is about one of the steps to Build a MortiSafe.

As you look at the Arduino board with the USB connector on the left, there's a group of 6 pins on the right labelled ICSP. You need to connect 2 wires to 2 of these pins - right middle (pin 4) and right bottom (pin 6). You need some 2 core cable, cay 20cm.

The pins are labeled "ICSP Header" on this picture:

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I used a 3 pin connector from Maplin. This comes as a plastic housing and metal pins on a strip.

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Break 2 pins off the strip and solder each to the end of the wires at one end of the cable.

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Then push the pins into the housing so that, when the housing is put onto the set of 6 pins covering the right hand 3 pins, the black wire connects to the bottom pin and the red wire to the middle pin.

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