www.qrp4fun.de The NJ Islander and ICs

The construction with normal components is easy to manage. If you use ICs it is more difficult. The Islander has a diameter of about 5 mm. Normaly you need a socket with long pins because the IC pins have a distance of 2.54 mm. It works however well, if one arranges the pads shifted.
Step 1: Use the NJ Islander and create a board like on the picture on the right.
Attention! The next step is a little bit difficulty. You can bent an IC pin only once (maximal twice). Then the pin will break.
Step 2: Bent the thin part of pin no. 1 and 3 and 5 etc. in 90°. The thin part comes now parallel to the board. Cut the thin part of these pins until a rest of about 2.54 mm (0.1 inch). Bent the whole pin no. 2 and 4 and 6 etc. in 45°. Bent the thin part of these pins in the middle in 45°. The end of the pins comes now parallel to the board.
Step 3: Solder the IC on the cutted board. The result looks like the following picture. Note: These picture was a test version on a sheet with circles instead of the cutted pads.