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Offline 28Topic starter

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How do you connect the pins?
« on: February 19, 2010, 12:04:40 PM »
http://www.societyofrobots.com/images/sbs_connect1_large.JPG

Whenever I try to do this the solder either gets on my iron or the pins get connected but the pins next to them lose their connection. =/

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Re: How do you connect the pins?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 12:33:46 PM »
this is something that takes practice. the simplest thing to do here is to get some solid 26 awg wire and solder both ends and then the pins in the middle, but make sure you don't keep your iron on too long or you'll unsolder the other pins.  If you want to solder the pins directly like the picture.  For me it helped to turn the temp. down on the iron and play with it.  you can't have your iron on the pins very long though.  I strongly suggest practicing on some components that are not very heat sensitive.  Good Luck

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Re: How do you connect the pins?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 01:45:27 PM »
Hi,

You could use stripboard instead - it's much easier to handle, although you have to cut tracks with a drill or a special tool.
Regards,
Søren

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Offline waltr

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Re: How do you connect the pins?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 02:57:54 PM »
I try to wrap the wire around the end pins so it stays put while soldering.

In the photo example you could run the ends to the wire (keep extra long) through holes that are past the places you want to solder. Solder the wire to the pins then cut off the excess wire.

As other have said this will just take some experience until you find a way that works for you.

So just have fun.

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Re: How do you connect the pins?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010, 10:03:10 AM »
Thanks for the replies!

 


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