I am trying to build a circuit using a Wiimote IR camera (Pixart sensor) as shown here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/7752 .
However I have tried to solder wires onto the camera’s pins and they are very fragile. Some of them got broken just because the wires are yet too heavy even if they are thin. As the situation appeared hopeless I cut the little box containing the camera to see if I could find a solution.
You can see the exposed camera. There are eight copper lines but the pitch is something like 0.875 mm so it seems quite impossible for me to solder such a thing. Therefore I am thinking about using a connector with pins pressing on the little PCB such as it was in the broken box (see pictures) or in RJ connectors. RJ45 connectors have 8 pins and can be tied to a cable by crimping but their pitch is bigger so they can’t be used. Is there any connector I could use to avoid soldering that dwarf-thing ?
Thank you in advance.