Making Soic Breakout Boards on the Cheap.

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Introduction: Making Soic Breakout Boards on the Cheap.

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:

Cut the connector of the card as in the photo.

Step 2:

Pick a base where the connector will be glued. I took mine from and old TV remote.

Step 3:

Glue the connectors on top of the base, let a proper gap between them.

Step 4:

Solder the component you wish and add wires.

Step 5:


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    Very clever. I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

    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.