Hi folks, this is a short 7-step guide that shall help you to install the Queso II / III on top of the CHIP.
All you need is shown in the picture below:
- CHIP (obviously)
- Queso II / III
- A micro USB cable
- A screwdriver
- AC to DC power supply with 7 to 28VDC output
Align Queso and CHIP as shown in the picture below, the micro USB of the Queso board will end up above the big USB jack of CHIP
Insert the pins of Queso into the header of CHIP, start with one side and make sure all pins line up. Take your time, you’ll only do it once and you don’t want to bend the pins.
As soon as you’ve lined up all the pins, push the Queso gently down
Connect the power supply to CHIP. Make sure that the power supply is not connected to your AC-outlet at this point. The blue screw-header on Queso is connected to the DC/DC converter. Prepare your powersupply according to this guide and connect the leads to the header as shown below.
Take care that the polarity matches, GND is closer to the header, Vin closer to the center.
Connect the USB – data line via the micro USB cable. The micro end go into the Queso, the big end into the CHIP. This is data only, power is directly connected through the pins of the Queso into the CHR-IN of CHIP.
Plug your power supply into your houses socket (ac-outlet). CHIPs LED will light up and CHIP will boot. The LEDs on the Queso will stay dark until you connect a device and CHIPs linux has loaded the driver.
Get yourself a drink … no, not that cheap stuff, the good one …. yep, that one.
Open it …
Have a sip …
Nod your head and say to yourself: “you did good, yep, good job!”
Due to some requests
The polarity for the power connection is the same on Queso II and III, the Queso III has polarity protection, so you won’t destroy it if you screw up 🙂