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Now connect each of the wires, from 2 through 6 (remember, 1 is not used here) to their corresponding Arduino pins, as shown on the yellow sticky note earlier on. This can be done by delicately wrapping the bare wire ends around their corresponding pins, and soldering them in place.

Add a small wrap of tape or heat-shrink tubing to each to prevent them from accidentally contacting the adjacent pins. Holt-melt glue could be used instead, and will also strengthen the wires at the solder joints.

Don't be shy about bending individual pins outward to make soldering easier, or even soldering to the underside of the board instead of the top side if that helps you.

A safety feature should be added here: insert a 470ohm resistor in series with the wire for the Arduino "TXO" pin. One end of the resistor is soldered directly to the Arduino pin, and then the corresponding 6p6c wire is soldered to the other end.

UPDATE: it has since been determined that a 1N4148 (or similar) general purpose signal diode is an even better choice here than the resistor. The cathode (stripe) end of the diode should to to the "TXO" pin, and the corresponding 6p6c wire goes to the other side of the diode. This is electrically safer for the telescope mount, and is highly recommended now.
Now connect each of the wires, from 2 through 6 (remember, 1 is not used here) to their corresponding Arduino pins, as shown on the yellow sticky note earlier on. This can be done by delicately wrapping the bare wire ends around their corresponding pins, and soldering them in place.Add a small wrap of tape or heat-shrink tubing to each to prevent them from accidentally contacting the adjacent pins. Holt-melt glue could be used instead, and will also strengthen the wires at the solder joints.Don't be shy about bending individual pins outward to make soldering easier, or even soldering to the underside of the board instead of the top side if that helps you.A safety feature should be added here: insert a 470ohm resistor in series with the wire for the Arduino TXO pin. One end of the resistor is soldered directly to the Arduino pin, and then the corresponding 6p6c wire is soldered to the other end.UPDATE: it has since been determined that a 1N4148 (or similar) general purpose signal diode is an even better choice here than the resistor. The cathode (stripe) end of the diode should to to the TXO pin, and the corresponding 6p6c wire goes to the other side of the diode. This is electrically safer for the telescope mount, and is highly recommended now. (aux_wiring1)
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