SparkFun MiP Proto-Back

This is the SparkFun MiP Proto-Back, a small PCB that, with a little modification to the robot platform, can be attached to the MiP Robotic Platform to create custom additions based on your needs. The Proto-Back screws into the MiP's battery pack and gives the user a large soldering area and a section to solder on a 4-pin Expansion Socket that can, when used in conjunction with an Expansion Cable, be connected to the MiP's hacking port. This proto board is very similar to the Proto-Pack in name and look so be careful not to be confused!

Each Proto-Back offers plenty of space to prototype with .1" spaced through-holes. Be sure to take a look at the Hookup Guide in the Documents section below as this board does require some modification to your MiP. With this PCB you should have no trouble designing and creating whatever kind of add-on you would like to be attached to your MiP Robotic Platform.

SparkFun MiP Proto-Back Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

1 Soldering

Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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Core Skill: Robotics

This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.

1 Robotics

Skill Level: Noob - You will be required to put together a robotics kit. Necessary parts are included and steps will be easy to follow. You also might encounter basic robotics components like bearings, mounts, or other hardware and need a general idea of how it goes together.
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Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.


Skill Level: Rookie - Basic hand tools are required and instructions will allow more freedom. You may need to make your own decisions on design. If sewing is required, it will be free-form.
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