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SparkFun MiP Proto-Pack

This is the SparkFun MiP Proto-Pack, a small PCB that can be attached to the MiP Robotic Platform to create custom additions based on your needs. The Proto-Pack screws into the MiP's battery pack and gives the user a fair sized 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.

Each Proto-Pack offers plenty of space to prototype with .1" spaced through-holes. 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-Pack 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.

2 DIY

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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