ruffrecords

Fitting headers into breadboards
« on: July 02, 2020, 12:39:51 PM »
Recently I have been playing around with some small micros like the Arduino range. The smallest usually have headers soldered to them and I have seen several project examples where these are simply plugged into the usual white plastic breadboards everyone seems to use these days. I have a few of these breadboards but none of the micros on headers I have will fit into the breadboards. The pins seem to be too fat. Am I doing something wrong?

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'


volker

Re: Fitting headers into breadboards
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 06:29:25 PM »
New breadboards can be a bit tight in the beginning, but I have no problems pressing in the usual square pin headers. You could try widening some of the holes with a single pin/resistor leg and see if that helps.

squarewave

Re: Fitting headers into breadboards
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 07:10:14 PM »
It should fit. Use a hammer.

Just kidding of course. Use force and it will fit. But those headers will waller-out the sockets a little so maybe use your oldest / crappiest BB. And be careful trying to get it out - that's a great way to give yourself a serious finger prick (or 3 spaced 0.1" apart). Pry it up with some angled tweezers.

ruffrecords

Re: Fitting headers into breadboards
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2020, 02:53:59 AM »
OK, I will just have to try harder  >:(

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'


 

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