Socketing a Pro Micro

Adding pins to a Pro Micro

  • Pins saved from 1n4148 diodes
  • Masking tape
  • Machined pin DIP socket (24 pin wide, or longer cut down to size)
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Flush cutter

Pro Micro and machine pin socket.

Tape over socket holes. This is to keep the pro micro from fusing to the socket when heated.

Poke a diode lead through the masking tape through each hole. This will make it easier to place the leads in when the Pro Micro is in place.

Put the Pro Micro in place and push all the leads firmly into the socket with pliers.

Solder the pins. The hole in the Pro Micro are very large. Start with one corner and line everything up before soldering the rest of the pins.

Trim off the pins flush to the board.

Use a flat, blunt tool to carefully pry the Pro Micro out of the socket.