Tuesday, June 24, 2008
What's the best way to cleanly divide header strips?
The guy in my local electronics shop recommended that I just press in the notch with a knife. I tried it but wasn't able to snap them this way.
So I used a chisel and hammer. Which snapped them in the correct place, but a few times the casing to one of the sides of the break was damaged, sometimes losing a pin.
So what's a reliable way to cleanly break header strips like this into the lengths that you need?
Meanwhile, at Owen's suggestion I'm twisting wires together like this as a way of attaching two of them to a single via hole in the button pad PCBs (one wire is a jumper connecting the PCB to another one, the second wire leads to one of the shift registers or the max LED driver chip).