Binary Blaster Assembly Guide
Binary Blaster is a game that helps teach the player how to count in binary as well as convert from decimal (and hexadecimal) to binary and back, quickly. It displays a value on the 7 segment display, and the player is challenged to press the buttons in a way that represents the binary equivalent. Press a button to "set" that bit. Leave a button alone to "clear" that bit. There are four buttons, each one represents a bit. This means there are 15 possibilities. If the player gets all 15 correct, they win! It also displays a time score, so you can keep track of your fastest speed and practice to get faster!
This product comes as a PTH soldering kit, and it's up to you to solder it all together! You can buy the complete kit here.
If you're new to soldering, the Binary Blaster PTH Kit is a great place to start. This assembly guide will take you through each component in the kit and show you how to solder it into place.
Necessary tools and supplies
Suggested additional tools and supplies
- Safety Glasses
- Flux Pen
- Solder Wick
- Scrubbing brush (an old toothbrush works fine)
- Dionized water for cleaning (or you can get away with tap water)
If you'd like more general knowledge about PTH soldering, then we suggest checking out these following other tutorials:
- How to Solder - Through-hole Soldering
- Decoding Resistor Markings
- Diode and LED Polarity
- Electronics Assembly - Washing
- Video - SparkFun Infrared Sensor Overview