Wirewrapping for digital circuits is waaay better IMO than point to point soldering.If just doing one-off designs, is the way to go.
because I had a drawerful and wanted to use them
Maybe in the near future, PCBs can be done at home without much chemicals just like laser printers. When I started turning in printed lab reports, I had to wait 20 minutes for my NEC dot matrix printer to print a few pages. Those days are gone.
I don't think I will ever build a duemilanove or UNO into a project.
I like wirewrap because I can make each design match the parts I have on hand and slowly use up this stock of stuff that's been accumilating since 1980.
It's something to try at least once in your life, just to say you're familiar with it; while the downsides are there, on the upside (when properly done) you end up with a much stronger mechanical joint than you get with soldering (if that's a need). Just something to know for your bag of tools, I suppose.
Here's another example - look at all the parts here & the number of connections made. This would have been a nightmare to solder up in my opinion.[/quote[I'm no stranger to soldering lots of connections - as you can see from the second pic I posted up. But that couldn't be wirewrap as it's in a very limited space and not so much a prototype board.Your obsession with machined pin headers can't be cheap though Solder is cheap...
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