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Is it possible to control the pictured connectors through a breadboard? Answered

Hi there!
Simple question: how do I control the pictured connectors?
For an electronic project I'm recycling a keypad from an old nokia phone and this is what the datalines look like. So what's the best way to control them through a breadboard? They're so small, there's not enough room for soldering without touching 2 or 3 copper strips at once. (the total width of the strips is about half an inch)

Is it uberhaupt possible to connect to these in a DIY hack-project? Thanks!

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Best Answer 8 years ago

Get a very small soldering iron, it perfectly possible to solder to the pins you have, but you need to get some very fine (<0.25mm ) enameled copper wire.

Steve

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 8 years ago

+1... and a magnifying glass. :)

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Dyte
Dyte

Answer 8 years ago

I see. I'm gonna need a bit more soldering experience then I guess :p.
I asked the help of some gnomes but they didn't want to leave the forest and there's not power source for my soldering iron there. :D
Thanks for your time!

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Libahunt
Libahunt

8 years ago

Theoretically you could try to etch a PCB with corresponding copper pads and traces going over the edge of this board or some other wider area where you can solder wires. Copper on home etched PCB is higher than the area where copper is removed, so applying some pressure should push your copper pads in contact with the ones on the nokia board. If pressure on one-piece board is not enouch then make two - one for each row, so each edge with pads can be pushed down compared to the rest of the PCB.
Of course this is not a good setup for any device that needs to withstand vibration, but just for breadboard experimenting might work.

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Dyte
Dyte

Answer 8 years ago

Pretty good idea actually.. will be my second option if the tiny-soldering-iron solution doesn't work out. Thanks for the suggestion.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

Tiny iron AND tiny wire, and you'll be amazed - I'll take some pictures of the one on the bench next to me right now if you like.

Steve

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Dyte
Dyte

Answer 8 years ago

Please do!