April 5, 2012
i'm creating a couple of connector boards before i let myself loose on my picaxe and was wondering what the best (standard) way of linking two points was. its a pre drilled board with individual copper "islands" around each hole (matrix?) and im putting in those rods for jumper wire connection (pin strips,modular connectors) and DIL sockets (gotta love my maplin catalogue for the correct names).
i was wondering do i cut a 5mm piece of wire and solder both halves or do i drag out the solder and let that link the copper.
i ask as all the video's ive seen online insist that you heat the metal and never the solder otherwise you will get a dodgy connection.
i know its a very basic question but without direct supervision its always the little details which mess up the project