Having the proper equipment before attempting to assemble the HobbyCNC stepper motor driver printed circuit board (PCB) is strongly recommended.  At a minimum you will need:

  • Example of tools needed to assemble HobbyCNC Stepper Motor Driver kitsSoldering Iron
  • Solder
  • Diagonal Cutters
  • Solder Sucker / Solder Wick
  • Wire strippers
  • Volt meter
  • Small needle-nose pliers
  • Something to hold the board (nice, but not necessary)

HobbyCNC boards are designed with through-hole parts and easy-to-follow instructions to make assembly easy.

The Adafruit site has an excellent article and tutorial that is highly recommended for any newbies.