How do I connect a teeny LED to an Arduino?

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Track99

Joined Jun 30, 2022
81
Hello all.

I am looking for some feedback on how I can better setup/build my prototype
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I have this LED and I want it to blink and do other stuff with it while it is connected to an Arduino.
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The link to the LED is https://mou.sr/3JPJCOW

Here is the problem.
1) I cant attach the LED to a breeadboard casue there aint no header pins.
2) The pads on the LED are so so tiny that I cant solder any wires to them.
3) I tried looking into buying some sort of premade PCB like the one below, in the pic, but I could not find the right size/ footprint.

Can you guys please give me feedback on how I can 'attach' this LED to something of a PCB so that I can connect the Arduino to the LED.


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Ty
 

BobTPH

Joined Jun 5, 2013
9,264
That LED is designed for reflow soldering. Do you really need that particular one to “blink and do other stuff with it?”
 

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Track99

Joined Jun 30, 2022
81
That LED is designed for reflow soldering. Do you really need that particular one to “blink and do other stuff with it?”
Ty for the reply. Yes, I really need that for my project because of its form factor etc etc. I don't wanna go out and spend more money on new LEDs.

I would appreciate it if you can give me a list of 'what needs to be done' and I can figure it out even if it is time consuming. I have access to a reflow oven. Ty
 
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