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Member #501692

Member Since: December 22, 2013

Country: United States

  • This softpot came in the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit. The pins do not fit into the breadboard as shown in the kit guide. I didn’t want to ruin my new softpot by modifying the pins (and I’m too much of a newbie to solder yet). So, I solved the problem by gently pulling the black heat shrink plastic off one end of three jumper wires. (I only ruined one wire, before successfully having 3 wires with a black end removed and the pin exposed). I then attached the 3 plastic bits to the three prongs on the softpot. Lastly, I gently inserted the now exposed pins of my jumper wires into the 3 plastic bits until the ends just ever so slightly appeared at the base of the softpot. This created a fairly stable connection between the three jumper wires and the softpot and I was able to complete the circuit successfully.

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