March 10, 2010 AT 8:45 am

Basics: Finding pin 1 @ Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

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You’ve got your components, and your datasheet, and you’re read to start hacking. But which way does the chip go? Pin 23 is where? If you’re lucky, the orientation is clearly marked, or perhaps diagrammed in the datasheet. But if it isn’t, or if you’re simply new at this, it’s helpful to know what to look for.

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