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Picture of Making soic breakout boards on the cheap.
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SMD components are everywhere, so you can save money by reusing them.

Etching breakout boards can be very frustrating, pads are very difficult to draw and the etching proccess itself is very delicate as the time is critical.

Instead you can make simple breakout boards out of old computer parts.

Step 1:

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Cut the connector of the card as in the photo.
 
russ_hensel5 months ago

Just a note to let you know I have added this ( a year ago ) to the instructable:

Comprehensive Guide to Electronic Breadboards: A Meta Instructable

>> http://www.instructables.com/id/Comprehensive-Gui...

Take a look at a bunch of project involving breadboards.

That is a clever trick!
Very clever. I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!
verence4 years ago
Good idea. Not a real break out board that gives you a nice 0.1" pitch, but it's easier to solder the wires to the connectors than to the SO-ICs directly.