16x24 LED Matrix solder jumper
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16x24 LED Matrix solder jumper

by voicelessness on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:06 am

Hello, I just bought the adafruit 16x24 LED Matrix and in the tutorial it says that the J5 solder jumper must be 'filled' with solder (I am only using 1 matrix). I am mostly interested in the programming aspect and know nothing about electronics. I don't own a soldering iron and the is the only soldering I would need to do for my project. I was wondering if their were any alternatives so I would not need to buy a soldering iron just for that ? Could I just hot glue a small piece of wire to make the connection ? If the connection fails could it break anything (like the micro controller or the LED Matrix ?

Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english !
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Re: 16x24 LED Matrix solder jumper

by adafruit on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:11 pm

you can try to tape a piece of wire or tinfoil - not sure if it would be flakey though!
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Re: 16x24 LED Matrix solder jumper

by voicelessness on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:30 pm

Great i'll try it. Thanks for the answer !
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