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Soldering? Answered

I got a new PC board from radio shack and I am going to be making a little flashlight.  I don't think the board is interconnected in any way, so is it ok for me just to use melted solder as a lead from one spot to another, like connecting the pos and neg of two led's.  If this isn't right, what is the proper way to use those PC boards.

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5hockwave
5hockwave

8 years ago

I think it would be best to get the small paper clips and bend them to the right shape then solder them where you need two connect two points. Your way would work but there is a chance that it might look pretty sloppy.

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jj.inc
jj.inc

Answer 8 years ago

I got in a hurry and did it without checking this question, but it worked out ok, not too sloppy, just an over-sized blob in one corner is all, I kinda like the look of solder running across the board though.

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5hockwave
5hockwave

Answer 8 years ago

Well that's great because all that counts is that you like it.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

8 years ago

Solder pieces of component lead between the traces. Using solder on its own is a recipe for an open circuit.

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Burf
Burf

Answer 8 years ago

Took me a minute to figure out you are saying "lead" that rhymes with feed, not "lead" that rhymes with bread. :)