Impress your wife by saying your going into jewelry. (Not really.)
It's more like a compromise.
If you're like me (and I think you are) you find that soldering wires to male headers is very annoying. First of all, if you leave the tip on the header for too long, it will melt the plastic holding it bringing it out of alignment.So, John Fattaruso developed this interesting way of soldering to leads. I personally find it extremely useful and very helpful.
Why would you need to solder to headers? Well, if you didn't solder to headers, then if you plugged a wire into the Arduino, Propeller, or even Basic Stamp, it would easily fall out.
Step 1: Find Your Materials.
You will need:
Crimp Beads AKA Crimp Tubes (You can buy them here
) (They come in four sizes. Sizes One and Two work best for our project.)
A board to test your finished project (Breadboard, Arduino, Propeller, etc.)