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Instructions

Step 1
A picture of all of the parts included in the kit.
Check your parts against this picture and the back of the instruction manual.
A picture of all of the tools you will need.
Make sure that you have all of these tools handy. Clockwise from upper left: Masking tape, scissors, pliers, wire cutters, X-acto knife, soldering iron, helping hands, and solder.
Step 2
A picture of the printed circuit board.
First thing's first, get the board and just take a look at it. I think that it's pretty amazing that can be made.
A picture of the back of the printed circuit board.
Here is a picture of the back of the board.
Step 3
A picture of the diode.
The first part we'll insert is the diode. Diodes are semiconductors, meaning that manufacturers can control the flow of electricity through the part. In the case of the diode, electricity only flows in one direction. Line up the band on the diode with the band on the board, and notice the color of the tape on the ends. The band is on the side with the red tape.
A picture of the bent diode.
Carefully bent the leads of the diode to a right angle and cut off the tape with the wire cutters.
A picture of the diode in.
Insert the diode into it's place noting the alignment of the bands.
A picture of the diode leads.
Now flip the board over and bend the leads of the diode out slightly. This is just so the part doesn't fall back out.
A picture of the diode being soldered.
Carefully solder the diode now. The Electronics Merit Badge pamphlet is a great resource on how to solder. The pamphlets are a great library and I recommend reading them for any merit badge.
A picture of the leads being clipped.
Now clip the leads as short as possible.
A picture of the diode all soldered.
The first part is all soldered and done.
Step 4
A picture of the bent resistor.
Bend the leads of the first resistor to right angles. This resistor is the one with the blue, gray, black, and gold bands.
A picture of the resistor in.
Place this resistor in the space marked R1. Resistors, unlike diodes, can go in either way. I like to put all of the gold bands on the right for neatness sake.
A picture of the resistor leads.
Flip the board over and make sure the leads are bent out so it doesn't fall through.
A picture of the resistor being soldered.
Solder it in there.
A picture of the printed circuit board.
You should know the drill by now. Put the resistor with the gray, red, black, and gold bands in the place marked R2, and the one with the brown, black, red, and gold bands where is it is marked R3.
A picture of the printed circuit board.
Solder the last two resistors and clip all of the leads.
Step 5
A picture of the battery pad being soldered.
In order to make a good connection with the negative terminal of the batteries you need to apply solder to the pads. Don't add too much or the battery won't fit it, but just enough to make a rounded dome. The surface tension of the solder should do that nicely, just don't play with it too much.
A picture of the battery pad soldered.
This is what the pad should look like in the end.
A picture of the battery holder.
The holder should just snap into place.
A picture of the battery holder all soldered.
Apply ample solder here because is is also a mechanical connection and it needs to hold the batteries. Once this is finished, do the same to the other battery holder.
Step 6
A picture of the alignment of the socket.
Now we're going to install the IC socket. This makes is a litter friendlier for the microcontroller. Notice the notch on the end and line that up with the notch on the silkscreen.
A picture of the taped socket.
I like to keep masking tape handy so I can tape things that won't stay in place. This socket is one of them. Put it in and tape it down.
A picture of the socket being tacked.
When you know that the socket is flat aginst the board solder two opposite corners.
A picture of all of the pins soldered.
Now solder the rest of the pins. You don't need to clip them because they're already so short, but I like to give it a try. That finishes up the socket. Just hang on to the actual chip, we'll do that later.
Step 7
A picture of the the buzzer.
Now insert the piezoelectric buzzer into BUZ1. It doesn't matter which way you put it in.
A picture of the the soldered buzzer.
Flip the board over and solder.
Step 8
A picture of the flat spot on the LED.
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. It has polarity meaning it needs to go in one way. There is a flat spot on the rim and that lead is shorter.
A picture of the LED in.
Line the flat spot up with the one on the silkscreen.
A picture of the LED leads.
Bend the leads out.
A picture of all the LEDs.
Insert the rest of the red LEDs.
A picture of the leads of all the LEDs.
Flip the board over and bend the leads out.
A picture of all of the LEDs being soldered.
Now solder all of the LEDs.
A picture of all of the LEDs soldered.
Clip the leads. Don't forget to do the same thing with the white LEDs. I forgot to do them here when I took the pictures.
Step 8
A picture of the button.
Now it's time for the button. Notice that the legs are bent. In order for it to fit well, you need to straighten them.
A picture of the button being bent.
Use needle-nose pliers to straighten the legs. There is a sweet spot that will straighten the entire leg at once.
A picture of the bent button.
The leg on the left has been straightened and the leg on the right still needs to be.
A picture of the button in the board.
Make sure you put the button in so the sides with the legs coming out are on the sides. This should be the only way it fits.
A picture of the taped button.
It may be a good idea to tape the button down, but you may not have to.
A picture of the button being soldered.
Solder the button in.
A picture of the soldered button.
I like to try and clip the leads, but you probably won't be able to get much.
Step 9
A picture of the button taped switches.
The switches are a little tricky because they're a little loose. Tape them in and try to get them as straight as possible. Use gravity to your advantage here.
A picture of the soldered switches.
Solder the switches in.
A picture of the taped light switch.
Tape in the other switch and make sure it is straight.
A picture of the soldered light switch.
Solder the last switch in.
Step 10
A picture of the IC being bent.
In order for the IC to fit nicely in the socket you need to make sure that the pins are straight. Use a flat surface to bend them to the right angle.
A picture of the dimple on the IC.
Line up the dimple on the IC to the notch in the socket. Make sure not to put in in backwards or you might ruin the chip.
A picture of the slide all soldered.
Congratulations, you should be finished soldering now. Don't put the iron away just yet in case you need to troubleshoot.
A picture of the soldered light switch.
Insert the batteries positive (or smooth) side up. Now for the smoke test. Turn on the slide. If it all works, great. Go on to the next step. If not, shut it off fast and please visit the troubleshooting section of our website.
Step 11
A picture of the template being cut.
Now cut the template for the protector out of the back of the instruction sheet.
A picture of the taped template.
Tape the paper template to the front of the clamshell.
A picture of the protector being cut.
Use an X-acto knife to cut the plastic template. Make sure you use the back of a magazine so as to not ruin the table or the knife.
A picture of the trimmed protector.
Check the fit of the protector and trim it.
A picture of the holes in the protector.
Use the X-acto knife to carefully poke the holes for the screws. Twirl it gently with a little pressure until you're through. Clean up the hole with the knife.
A picture of the screws.
Insert the screws into the board from the front.
A picture of the plastic protector.
Now place the protector over the screws.
A picture of the clamp.
Put the clamp on top of that.
A picture of the washers.
Place the washers over the clamp.
A picture of the lock washers.
And the lock washers on top of those.
A picture of the nuts.
Now finger tighten the nuts down.
A picture of the nuts being tightened.
Make sure that everything is centered and posistioned neatly. Using a screwdriver, hold the head of the screw, and use pliers to tighten the nut on the back of the slide.
Step 12
A picture the completed neckerchief slide.
Congratulations! You just finished making the coolest neckerchief slide around. Sit back and think about what you just accomplished and then put 'er on, and show 'er off.
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