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Basic kludges: 5 minute SOIC-DIP adapter

Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2011 in hacks by DP

Here’s a quick way to how to adapt an SOIC surface mount chip to replace a through-hole part. You can do this with stuff on your bench: a DIP IC socket, a few wires, and a wood scrap.

Beautiful? Heck no. (More like slimy but satisfying.) But finding a way to get your circuit board to light up without a few more days for the “right” chip to show up can be a wonderful thing indeed.

Via Adafruit.

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