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Old 06-25-2008, 02:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thx, took my time. Maybe 2 hours. Would be challenging to repair a blown chip, but salvage is easy enough. The nice thing about it is the wire management, with the little built in stripper, and the attaching tool holding onto the wire, makes these short connections pretty easy. Problem is you need a bit of lead length, so wirewrap works great with dead bug style, but the standard chip leads are not long enough to wire wrap through some proto board.

I have come up with a strategy for small solid wire that works pretty well, basically strip a long length of it before you start, hanging on th the copper and the insulator. Then solder one end, hold the insulator over the route the wire will go and cut it at the next connection, hold the insulator next to the wire and cut the copper a little longer, then slide the piece of insulator back on the wire and mash the wire into place and solder the end. There is probably a name for that approach too
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