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Kevin79
 
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Hey folks sorry to ask such a seemingly basic question but I've done a lot of online research about the sound FX board and how it works. Every video I watch seems to show connecting buttons/switches to the board with jumper wires on the breadboard.

My question is, what is the best method of connecting the actual project wires that from the button/switch to the board? Basically how do I connect the wires to pins?

I know how to solder the pins to the board I'm just wondering if I now solder the wires to the pins as well?

Thanks for the newbie advice.

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You can solder wires (e.g. from buttons) to the trigger pin holes on the Audio FX board or you can solder in header strip and use matching cables to connect the buttons. E.g. https://www.adafruit.com/product/1950. Taking it a step further, using https://www.adafruit.com/product/3141 along with a housing from https://www.adafruit.com/product/3145 or https://www.adafruit.com/product/3146 (depending on how many pins you need) makes for a neater and more reliable connection since individual pins can't slip off.

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Thanks Dave that’s extremely helpful.

One last question, if I were to solder the wires to the trigger pin holes which side of the board?

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Ideally put the wire through the hole and solder at the end that stick out. The pads on either side are connected (the walls of the holes are plated) so it doesn't matter if you solder on the top or bottom.

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Thankyou 👍

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