Building the Yocto #24 – Adding a power switch

On the Yocto v1.0 there is no option to install a power switch. So in this video I show how to install it by cutting & removing a trace and connecting the switch in series with that cut. Please verify with a multimeter that there is no connection between the center pin of the connector and the diodes on the other side of the trace before soldering anything.

The trace that needs to be cut/removed
The same trace marked on the schematic
Pin header installed (trace has been cut on the underside of the board)
Another angle of the pin header
Switched prepared with a female header and some heat shrink (and some ugly tape because I didn’t have large enough tubing…)
Installed in the case

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