Given a matrix board with soldering pads but no traces, how would you connect adjacent components (including the ends of the jumpers for longer stretches)?
Some possibilities I've come up with:
- Solder the individual leads as usual, then bridge the pads with solder.
- For each connection wrap one of the leads around the adjacent component's lead before soldering the two pads (ensuring there's more than just solder joining the two components).
I started with the former before I came up with the latter (which seems like at least an improvement), but I'm wondering if there's some even better solution I haven't come up with yet.