der Mouse wrote:
solder the pins individually, and avoiding bridging them
(like if you didn't use enough flux) is a complete pain in the ass,
and just a bad idea.
This sounds as though you're talking strictly about soldering them to a
printed-circuit board. If so, that's a lose right there, compared to
DIPs, if you can't connect to them (without equipment prohibitively
expensive for hobbyist use) except via a PCB.
It is do-able; I remember hacking my DVD player to work with all regions,
which required the addition of a couple of off-PCB surface mount chips.
Soldering wires to the pins is a real pain in the butt, but it can be done.
A. Because it destroys the natural flow of conversation.
Q. What's wrong with top posting ?