I ordered an op amp to experiment with. I knew this was a surface mount component when I ordered it. I assumed that I would be able to somehow attach leads to it, so I could use it on my breadboard. Using a simple soldering iron - is there a way I can attach leads to this component to use on my breadboard?
I know when these components are surface mounted they are only rated to come in contact with high temperatures for a second or two. I was thinking of getting a small bead of solder on the end of a wire - getting the bead to melt using the iron - then touching the wire and bead to the one of the pins on the component (so the soldering iron doesn't touch the component directly).