So I'm working on a small project right now that requires a ATmega32U4RC. I'm trying to test/prototype with it, but it's a surface-mount component, so I can't just place it in my breadboard. So I found this, which is perfect for what I want.
The problem is that I haven't soldered in quite some time. I've also never soldered a component with such tiny leads.
Needless to say, I ended up with this:
Yea, I know it's bad :( The solder-wick didn't really seem to want to do it's job (anyone know why this is?), so I couldn't really clean it up.
Are there any tips for doing this (tools that might help me, etc.)? Is there an easier way to do this than hand-soldering?