Monday, 6 August 2012

How to repair microcontroller pins

Hi! Today I'll be posting on a tutorial on how to repair PIC microcontroller pins. PIC Microcontrollers are really delicate stuffs. If you bend or twist the pins too much, it may break off. This is especially true when you're trying to remove it from the breadboard or socket without care and proper equipment. From my experience, I've seen many of such cases happening to my friends and they had to replace the entire microcontroller. So I was thinking, is there a way to repair the broken pins? and here's my answer.

Figure I. Repaired microcontroller pin