I am attaching some neopixels to an art project. Rather than buy the breadboard style neopixel which is 4x as expensive, I am buying the SMD style and just soldering legs on. This worked well for a few test neopixels, however, I was just using legs snipped off resistors.
This is a bit of a waste, and the resistor wire I think is roughly 26 gauge, I would prefer something a little stiffer.
I would prefer to purchase some 22 gauge wire and use that for the legs.
So what composition exactly are component legs? Just steel? I know it probably doesn't matter too much but I'm just curious if there is a standard. Is it possible to buy just component legs? I could buy a spool of bare wire but straightening it out could get annoying.