Solder through-hole components into a PCB isn't the smoothest process for the DIYer. The components go in from the top but are soldered from the bottom, leading to lots of issues if the component leads can't be bent to the sides to hold the component in place. By taping the component on the top side of the board, though, you can fight back against gravity! Just put the component in place, tape it down, then flip the board over and solder!
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