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Mark01970

Member Since: January 20, 2011

Country: United States

  • Yeah, this is my method as well. I would prefer this to the slap method if you are reorienting a header or something else pth. If you are replacing defective stuff then I would go for hang the hemostats from the part, hold board upside down, heat the pins so when the solder melts, the weight of the stats will pull out the part. :)

  • I am glad you mentioned the breadboarding. I am new to microcontrollers, and I am of very limited income so it took me a while to save up and get an uno and other stuff. I kept thinking that the chips were so cheap, I wonder if it would be feasible to just slap a 328 in my breadboard and get some components. I was not brave enough at the time. Still not sure if I am LOL. ..but at least I know it is feasible now. I need to find a local group or something though. Forums are nice, but meet and greets would be so much better. :)

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