I have a working prototype project using a Raspberry Pi Zero, Pi Cobbler, and a breadboard that I would like to make a little bit more permanent by wiring and soldering a prototype (perfboard) board.
My plan was to solder male header pins to the Raspberry Pi and a female header onto the prototype board to connect the two. My project uses an MCP3008 IC and some audio jacks. What I am unsure of is how to wire and solder the components on the prototype board. I was thinking I needed to solder the wires running from the components to the female header pins. I assume I will need to solder the wires from the components to the female header pins protruding underneath the prototype board. Is this correct?
EDIT: I am completely new to soldering and wiring, so I apologize for my ignorance of the vocabulary. I assumed perfboard/prototype board meant I was using a board with plated holes on both sides, which I am using.
With the male and female headers, I am trying to stack the boards together to avoid having to solder anything directly (other than the male headers) to the Pi Zero. I want to do all of the wiring and soldering on the prototype board as I am sure I will 1) screw up and 2) I am sure I will go through several iterations as I learn new things or want to add additional components.