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    Stephen;

    I've already spent more than 5 minutes looking at them in awe

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    I have my boards and my parts. Now its time to solder but outside of plumbing pipes I have never soldered anything this small before. Could somebody post a picture of the back side of a completed 595 board. I have some questions about the actual soldering of parts to the board. A picture would answer many of the many questions I have. Thanks in advance.

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    Now you have my curiousity, what are your questions?
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    Mainly just curious to see what good solder connections look like.
    1) does each pin in every part need to be soldered without any solder running onto another pad?

    2) How do most power the board, through the P1 or the input RJ45. I plan on chaining two boards together and will go with a power supply other then the computer

    3) if I choose the input rj45 do I need to install P1?

    I've never soldered electronic components before and I am a little nervous I'm going to screw it up. I do not want to mess up the board. A picture will give a good visual and help to bolster my confidence, I think. If I am worrying to much just tell me and I will jump in with my iron blazing away and see what happens

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    There's a great intro video here: shows a good solder joint at the end.

    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...opic.php?t=859

    1. yes, if the pins are bridged with solder it will short out the connections(bad!)

    2. I used P1, it just seamed easier i guess

    3. I don;t think so.. I didn't, and my olsen works
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    here are some pics of a 595 put together as well as SSR and other misc christmas light stuff

    http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...yfe/christmas/

    the 595 is not the best soldering, i used big solder when i did it, so some leads have just a bit too much and dont look so much like a "ramp" more like a bubble

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    I like using .032" diam solder. I don't think that I would like to use anything much bigger for this sort of project.

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    I got my first 595 all soldered and ready to go. Thanks for all the help. The soldering was not the daunting task I though it would be. Now time to hook it up to the computer but first a quick question. I have the db25 to cat5 plug. If I pin out the plug according to the wiki I can just run a standard cat5 patch cable from the connector to the 595 input rj45. Is this correct? Will this power the board?

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    Yes you can use a patch cable. No it will not power the board. You will need to bring the +5 and ground in on P1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne J
    Yes you can use a patch cable. No it will not power the board. You will need to bring the +5 and ground in on P1.
    Or you could bring the 5v and gnd into the adapter by drilling a hole and connecting to the proper conductors inside the adapter. Then you would get the power down the cat 5.

    Or the way I did it in my last 595 setup was to simply slice open the cat cable sheathing and pull out the conductors that need the 5v and gnd. I then put a molex connector on those 2 conductors. Then I grabbed 5v and gnd from the pc psu and put a matching connector on them after they ran outside the back of the pc. Now I have two connectors on a single cable and only a single cable from the pc to the 595. Maybe I should take a pic????
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