I have protoboard, an 8 pin socket adapter and two sets of female header (4 pins).
I want something a little more permanent than a bread board to use when programming ATTiny85s with my Arduino. I think being able to seat the ATTiny into the socket and then access all the pins directly on the female headers will be convenient.
My issue is that I am a super novice at soldering. I seated the header pins right next to the pins for the socket adapter. Then soldered all the socket pins and the header pins. The issue is connecting the two. I read about people who connect solder directly to bridge the adjacent points. And also people who bend pins to make the connection.
Both sounded like great options to me in theory. The problem was the pins are way too small for me to use the tools I have at my disposal to bend. They wouldn't reach anyways. I thought no problem, I'll just bridge solder from the Female header pin to the appropriate neighboring socket pin. But alas I suck at soldering so I ended up connecting it with the other adjacent solder as well so connecting 3 pins together when I wanted to connect two.
I attempted to cut a little tiny piece of wire and place it in between the two pieces of solder but it wasn't very stable just sitting there so I didn't even try it.
A complete solder fail.
What technique should I be looking at to research to try and solder two adjacent pins together in a crowded area where I don't want to accidentally make a connection to other nearby pins?