RE: Kits received -> HW question

From: M H Stein (
Date: 2008-01-21 11:57:28

From: 	Mike Naberezny[]
Sent: 	Sunday, January 20, 2008 11:34 PM
Subject: 	Re: Kits received -> HW question

>Soldering the headers directly below the socket worked for me as you described 
>but I think some people with less experience soldering will find it 
>challenging.  If there is a future revision of this board, putting parallel 
>rows of pins just for the headers would make it a little easier.

  - Mike Naberezny (
FWIW, to plug into an existing IC socket without deforming it I usually use the bits
of wire trimmed off the resistors & caps; plug them into a header or IC socket first
to trim them and keep them aligned while soldering. Recycling, too ;-)

(another) mike

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