Introduction: How to Solder Headers Straight

About: I make things, sometimes they break

Showing how to use a breadboard to solder headers straight for any breakout board , microcontroller etc!

The basics is just to stick the headers onto the breadboard, place the module on top of the headers and finally solder the headers to the board.

Questions, Concerns, Compliments all welcomed:


Step 1: Gather Materials

Here is what will be needed:

-Soldering Iron




-Board being soldered to

*Note the Arduino is NOT needed It's included in the picture because it's attached to the breadboard with an acrylic plate I laser cut.

Step 2: Stick the Headers Into a BreadBoard

Sticking the headers into a breadboard will force the headers to be stable and straight.

Next, align the holes of the board to the headers.

Step 3: Solder the Headers to the Board

Before soldering:

- tin the tip of the soldering iron so the solder glides on smoothly rather than staying on the soldering iron.

Then proceed to solder on the headers