With the help of this document, you will be able to build the YIO from the provided Kit. Also check out the assembly videos:
YIO Dock assembly and YIO Remote assmebly.
Please note that this is a preliminary guide and some details of the assembly might be different in the final kit. This guide will be updated when the kits begin to ship out.
The YIO Remote kit
The Kit will consist of the following parts:
Following additional parts and tools are required for assembly:
To assemble the YIO Dock you will need the following parts:
YIO Dock parts shown from both sides
Put the dock housing with the large cutout facing away from you.
Add a thing layer of T-7000 glue to the housing marked yellow on the image to the left.
Make sure the curved edges are facing the big cutout. If not, the PCB and the housing will not fit.
Make sure the curved edges of the acrylic top aligns with the 3D printed insert. If not, the remote will not fit into the dock.
For best results, apply slight pressure to the top (e.g. put a book on top) for 3 to 6 minutes. Wait 3 hours for the glue to dry or 48 hours to fully cure.
Make sure the PCB sits flush and all three pogo pins are went through the 3D printed insert.
The image on the left shows how the dock should look.
Mark one side of each magnet prior to inserting with a permanent marker, so you know the polarities.
You have assembled the YIO Dock.
To assemble the YIO Remote you will need the following parts:
Parts and tools for the YIO Remote assembly
Make sure the flat surface of the pogo pins sit flush with the outside of the 3D printed part to ensure correct alignment.
Make sure the magnets are facing in the correct polarity. Check with the dock before glueing them in.
For best results, apply slight pressure around the acrylic cover and wait 3 to 6 minutes for the glue to dry. It is recommended that you wait 3 hours for the glue to completely dry.
For best results, apply slight pressure for 3 to 6 minutes. Wait 3 hours for the glue to dry or 48 hours to fully cure. Make sure you don't press too hard on the display!
As we won't be using these ports anymore, the easiest way we found is to use a flush cutter and gently cut these ports off.
You can use GPIO header pins to solder the boards together, but you have to make sure that the boards sit tightly close together and you cut away all the excess pins. The pins should not be higher than the SD card slot.
We believe this step is the most difficult one, but with steady hands, tweezers and patience it can be done quickly.
Be very gentle when working with the ribbon cable. It's fragile and easy to break. The cable only need to go approx. 1-1,5 mm deep into the connector.
Do not overtighten the scews. It can ruin the threads and the PCB will be loose. Fingertight is good.
Be careful when soldering the battery wires. Do not apply to much heat for too long!
Double check the polarity of the battery and charging cables before connecting them.
You have assembled your YIO Remote and Dock. Download, flash and insert the microSD card into the Remote, pop the back plate on and start developing/using the remote!