Im lookin to start a project involving some accelerometer (and gyros for that matter). I believe the Freescale 3 axis MMA7260Q accel will fit my needs quite nicely. One problem though, its surface mount (I think? Im not really an electronics guy... sorry)! Maybe Im just lookin in the wrong places but I haven't been able to find a CHEAP accellerometer that is through hole like this freescale one.
My question is, since I am unbelievably cheap, would it be possible to carefully solder thin wires to the pins of this accelerometer and mount it (hot glue or somthing, im cheap!). I know sparkfun offers a breakout board with this accell on it but it is $20. I know, I know, that is still relatively cheap, but the accelerometer by itself costs like $4.50 on digikey, and im confident if my ghetton soldering idea would work, I could have something functional for half the price as the sparkfun board.
Sorry about the rambel but would it work?