How to Solder Headers Straight

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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:

@NemesisContrer8

Step 1: Gather Materials

Here is what will be needed:

-Soldering Iron

-Solder

-Breadboard

-Headers

-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

Enjoy!

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    TheOriginalNerd

    11 days ago

    I like to add a tip: cover the unused parts of the breadboard with blue tape like a drop-cloth, to protect it from solder drips and other hot things.

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    Shanjaq

    2 years ago

    just don't dwell too long, the breadboard plastic will melt!

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    ohoilettShanjaq

    Reply 2 years ago

    If you keep your iron right above the solder's melting point and hold the iron on the pad for only a few seconds at a time you'll be fine. This is the way I solder all my headers. Now, if you were using a hot air gun, that would be a different story....

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    droiddexter

    2 years ago

    thanks for sharing, I always struggle with Soldering these to breakout boards. Now I don't have to burn my fingers every time

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    rafununu

    2 years ago

    A trick I use for ages.

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    ceafin

    2 years ago

    o.O genius...