A bit of soldering help
I need to connect the socket of a keypad to a prototyping shield. I was planning to simply solder a male header to the shield, then connect those points to the correct inputs. But I can't fit hookup wire into the same holes the header goes through.
I haven't been working with PCBs for very long and I imagine there is an easy solution. Perhaps I can form a joint between the hookup wire and the header without the wire passing through the hole? But I'm not sure if that's a good idea.
I should mention - this Arduino+shield is going into a small enclosure, so I can't attach a breadboard or anything. The connections have to be made directly to the shield. And I can't take advantage of that series of 3 connected wells, because the keypad socket has to come in from a certain direction.