Multiplexing with Arduino and the 74HC595


Step 9: 74HC595 Socket

Picture of 74HC595 Socket
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Solder an 8-pin socket to the protoboard as shown in the images above.  It's always a good idea to use a socket for ICs; it prevents damaging the IC from the heat of the soldering iron and the IC can easily be removed and replaced if needed.
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