quick Soldering/PCB practical question

Hi,

I want to prototype with a HIH-5031 humidity sensor:

However the dimensions of the three pins are rather small, and don't fit into my Arduino breadboard directly, also trying to solder the legs to wire is cumbersome (apologies if this sounds lazy).

Sparkfun sells a breakout board (including sensor) which looks elegant: |500x500 but it includes the sensor which I don't need. I will order some PCB's based on the Eagle file of sparkfun, but just wanted to know if anyone knows a practical way to connect these legs to the arduino/breadboard pins by means of soldering (with maybe some intermediate connection) or without a custom made PCB. Thanks in advance!

If they won’t fit into the end of a connector or a small clip then your options are solder or buy the board. Probably took more time to register and post than it would have been to solder. At least that gets you involved into the community which could/should be a very good thing. :smiley:

If you're confident soldering you could try this.

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WRHX: Hi,

I want to prototype with a HIH-5031 humidity sensor:

However the dimensions of the three pins are rather small, and don't fit into my Arduino breadboard directly, also trying to solder the legs to wire is cumbersome (apologies if this sounds lazy).

Sparkfun sells a breakout board (including sensor) which looks elegant: |500x500 but it includes the sensor which I don't need. I will order some PCB's based on the Eagle file of sparkfun, but just wanted to know if anyone knows a practical way to connect these legs to the arduino/breadboard pins by means of soldering (with maybe some intermediate connection) or without a custom made PCB. Thanks in advance!

There are ranges of SMT breakout boards available off the shelf for ICs - some of these might be suitable for this sensor, depending on lead pitch and the position of the tab. It looks like 0.05" pitch, ie the same as SOIC packages.

Take a normal 3-pin male header.. bend the outside pins IN a bit.. bend the outside legs on the sensors OUT a little bit...

connect the two..

instant breadboard spacing.

outofoptions: At least that gets you involved into the community which could/should be a very good thing. :D

I agree!

Thanks posters above, these tips are already more than I hoped for, everyone Karma. But MarkT in particular thanks alot for pointing that out. I'll be using that now and probably in the future aswell.