Wire for prototypes/dead bugging/kloodges?

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Hi - I remember a while back somebody posted a link to a website where a guy had perfected a technique of using some very specific type of enameled wire (I think) to make point to point connections with surface mount parts. I think the wire he was using had a coating that would burn off when he touched his iron to it, but I could be making that bit up. The results were quite impressive looking.

Does anybody know what I'm talking about? I'm looking to get that type of wire, but I don't know the name!

Thanks!

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It wasn't E L Chan by any chance?

http://elm-chan.org/docs/wire/wi...

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clawson wrote:
It wasn't E L Chan by any chance?

http://elm-chan.org/docs/wire/wi...


I think that was it. I remembered understanding it better - the English on that page is pretty rough! (but the soldering is pretty)

I think he is saying that he made himself a dispenser/pen for 0.16-0.2mm diameter polyurethane enameled copper wire. I do not understand how he is stripping the wire - I think he's saying that keeping your iron at 350 C is enough to burn the insulation off?

Has anybody else attempted this technique?

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If I hook the wires up wrong I usually burn the insulation right off. :lol:

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See https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wir...

Verowire is still available, but

Quote:
Proof voltage 600Vd.c, current rating 0.100A .
WARNING When soldering through polyurethane insulated wire a small quantity of TDI gas is produced, ensure adequate ventilation is available.

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This type of wire is available from Newark and Mouser, and is very handy for correcting misrouted traces in printed circuit boards... er, uhm, I meant to say, make engineering changes.

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Look for wire-wrap wire.

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Been using the technique for 40 years! The smoke given off is toxic and burns the eyes. It also chews through the sodering iron tip. Commonly called magnet wire as the normal use is for winding coils. My technique was using dot board and ic sockets. I would use tinned copper wire for the power rails that would also hold the sockets in position. I would then do the point to point wiring by hand. Takes a little practice but i got quite adept at it. By pulling the wire, it bites into the ic socket pin a hold it in position. You then use a hotter than usual sodering iron that burns off the coating and solder it in one go. Here's a picture of a board I built back in high school -it is a SCMP3 INS8073 processor with tiny basic for those that like retro.

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