How to connect Tiny RTC

Hi Arduino newbie here. I have a question about best ways of connecting various Arduino components. I have successfully managed to use a simple breadboard with "push wire" connectors to set up simple circuits. But I am stuck about how best to connect my Tiny RTC real time clock. See the linked photos.... http://www.flickr.com/photos/112648377@N06/11580370023/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/112648377@N06/11580153055/ When i bought the RTC online it came with the bent 6-pin conector you can see in the photo. But I have a problem connectyingthe RTC to it - because the six pins do not fit snuggly into the holes on the edge of the RTC board - there is some slack / play there so I don't get a solid connection. On the other hand, the six pins do fit snuggly into the breadboard. I need help / advice on how the six pin connector should be used. Do I need to solder a connection on to the RTC?

Thanks for any help.

KiwiPete

KiwiPete: Do I need to solder a connection on to the RTC?

Yes.

So why did the seller of the RTC send the bent six-pn connector - see photo link in my original post? What is it used for? KiwiPete

You are supposed to solder the header to the RTC board, if you want to plug it into a breadboard.

// Per.

Thanks for explaining. :)

KiwiPete: So why did the seller of the RTC send the bent six-pn connector - see photo link in my original post? What is it used for? KiwiPete

Some people might want to use a different type of connector - if it is not soldered then the choice is yours.