Introduction: Solder Header Pins to a 1602A LCD With a Breadboard

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Step 1: Intro

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Solder Header Pins To A 1602A LCD With A Breadboard

Hey Thrifty Nation I’m going to show you how to solder header pins to your 1602A LCD with a breadboard!

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I started by inserting the header pins into the breadboard Then start by soldering the two pins on the outer edges to tack it into place, then proceed to go down the line.

Using a breadboard to hold the header pins keeps them steady and 90 degrees while you are soldering them

Step 2: Outro

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Comments

pfred2 (author)2016-02-27

Don't you worry about the heat from soldering melting your solderless breadboard? Anyhow, soldering just one pin, then adjusting the header if you need to should suffice as far as soldering the connector properly. Once you have the connector on right with one pin, then solder the rest.

thriftyworkshop (author)pfred22016-02-27

I have not had any issues with this method personally, even with some ultra cheap breadboards where you push a component in and the sockets push out the bottom side of the breadboard through the foam tape lol,

But yes after you tack down both ends you could potentially remove it and finish soldering down the line, is that what you were suggesting?

pfred2 (author)thriftyworkshop2016-02-28

No, just tack one pin, and adjust the connector. Then solder the rest of the connector pins. One pin will hold the connector in place while you solder the rest of the pins. The trick is don't solder another pin until the connector is aligned correctly. One pin is easy to melt, so you can get the connector aligned, if it isn't. You don't need to stick the connector in anything to solder it. Just look at it. Can't you tell when something is perpendicular?

thriftyworkshop (author)pfred22016-02-27

I have not had any issues with this method personally, even with some ultra cheap breadboards where you push a component in and the sockets push out the bottom side of the breadboard through the foam tape lol,

But yes after you tack down both ends you could potentially remove it and finish soldering down the line, is that what you were suggesting?