Step 4: Fit Pin Headers

Because the I'm only using single sided strip board, we need to adjust the pins of the Pin Headers so they can be soldered to the strip board and still have sufficient pin length to make a good connection with the breadboard.

To do this you gentle push each pin through the plastic holding it until the end of the pin you're pushing is flush with the plastic. A small screwdriver is good for this.

Fit the adjusted pin headers to the strip board and solder them into place. 

<p>Just a note to let you know I have added this ( a year ago ) to the instructable:</p><p> Comprehensive Guide to Electronic Breadboards: A Meta Instructable</p><p>&gt;&gt; <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Comprehensive-Guide-to-Electronic-Breadboards-A-Me/" rel="nofollow"> https://www.instructables.com/id/Comprehensive-Gui...</a></p><p>Take a look at a bunch of ideas for using breadboards.</p>
<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 :-)
nice <br>

About This Instructable




Bio: Too many cool projects and not enough time.
More by TonyDx:DIY micro USB Hub for Raspberry Pi Zero Breadboard Adapter for the Raspberry Pi 
Add instructable to: