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October 12, 2011 AT 8:37 am

How-to use surface mount parts with a breadboard

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How-to use surface mount parts with a breadboard via Dangerous PrototypesPppd writes

Also, I’m probably not the first one to do it this way… but if you don’t like through-hole parts just as much as I hate them you may want to use surface mount resistors, capacitors or even transistors on your bread board circuits. There’s an easy way to do that, just use the pin headers and solder the 1206/0805 parts to them.


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6 Comments

  1. That’s a great idea. The article talks about 1206 and 0805 smd, wondering if 0603 is too small…

  2. Just like to point out that those kind of header pins are not suitable for breadboarding as their legs are to thick. They wil ruin your breadboard in the end, I’ve experienced it 🙁

    Try the machine tooled type header pins for breadboard.

  3. I just compared some .1″ header pins to 0603 and it looks like they should fit well. Might be a little bit harder to solder, as the rest inside of the pins instead of overlapping them. This is a brilliant idea though!

  4. No kidding, eh? That’s a great – why didn’t I think if that – idea!

  5. Is this done out of pure spite towards through-hole components, or am I missing something here?

  6. Clever!

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