Soldering the headers on to the Jetson TK1 Connector Board takes just a few minutes. Looky here:
Adding the headers to the Jetson TK1 Connector Board (See Part I for a description of the board) is a straightforward task. The actual headers that plug into the Jetson J3 headers are spaced at 2.0mm, a little bit tighter than the usual 2.54mm spacing of most hobbyist headers. This makes things a little bit tight, but is easily doable for most folks. The headers placed on the board are Molex 87758-5016 available at Mouser Electronics.
Equipment and Supplies
1) A soldering iron, in the video a Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station
2) Solder, in the video 60/40 lead free solder was used.
Note: For the lead free solder, the iron was set at 750 degrees fahrenheit.
Note: A fan or fume extractor (such as the Hakko FA400-04 Bench Top ESD-Safe Smoke Absorber
Once the 2.0mm headers are soldered onto the board, there are a couple of options for connecting with prototype breadboards or more permanent solutions. First, you can use hookup wire (In the video Hook up Wire – 22 Gauge