Step 3: Solder IDC Box Header

Once we've cut our strip board to size we can solder the 26-w IDC box header to it. 

It's easier if you use something to hold the strip board will you try to solder it. I used a drill vice, but anything that will keep the strip board steady will do.

Fit the 26-W IDC Box Header to the strip board and place into vice. Start off by soldering the four corners of the IDC Box Header. Once done solder the rest of its pins.

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<p>Well Done! I've been using a set of pins I pulled from an old 16-bit graphics board I rescued from a hospital surplus hardware store. (machine was a 386SX based, used an old graphics capture board I couldn't find software for anymore, but had 3 80-pin array connectors, I took the longer side of a 26-pin section, and did a sloppy double-90 degree bend to the pins, just enough to get to the center rows of the breadboard. This method, would make a far cleaner connection!</p>
Not a complex project, but very useful. <br>This is the sort of thing the Pi was designed to inspire.
you got that right
Thanks for the 'ible. I was just about to do the same thing and was wondering how to solder the headers so that they would not be too short. I had never though of simply pushing the pins further ! Thanks for the tip :-)
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nice <br>

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