I always see pictures of projects on breadboards, but rarely see pictures of things in protoboard (or stripboard, veroboard, etc.). Even when I do see projects on protoboard, I don’t often see the nitty-gritty wiring and soldering.
I’ll be honest, I haven’t been taught how to solder. I think I’m decent, but I could be doing it all wrong! How do the pros do it (@bdub, @bko, @peekay123)? Show me (and all the other newbies here) how it’s really done. Teach us by example. Impart your wisdom. Share tips and tricks. Or just post pictures of your work. What have other forum members done? I want to see it all, so we can learn from each other.
I’ll share a couple of my more recent projects.
The design here was meant to go in a wand or “gun” to scan tags of festival attendees.
Top with the headers for a Spark Core (or Photon) on the left, and headers for the RFID reader on the right.
__3D Printer Monitor v1__* Top. Socket for Nokia 5110 LCD on left. Socket for Spark Core in lower right. Terminals are for hooking up external thermistors. A bit of a rat's nest. It works, but just barely. Nothing is connected to the top headers since the pins are mirrored on the other side of the LCD.
The bottom of the nest. The big glob in the middle is common ground. The glob in the top right is common Vcc.
* I found another LCD with buttons and LEDs that I may use for a v2.