My soldering skillz still leave much to be desired

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My soldering skillz still leave much to be desired.

A new (minor) personal first: connecting and driving a display, from Arduino.

Thanks to Adafruit for the tutorial (Monochrome OLED Breakouts) and open-source libraries I’m using to drive this little 128×64 OLED display. Note: I am a repeat Adafruit customer but purchased these particular displays from a Taobao merchant for a fraction of the Adafruit price.

Thanks also to Google, for the Google Translate app for Android, which (via its translate-all-the-text-in-this-photo functionality) allowed me to decipher the Simplified Chinese text-in-an-image that elucidated the absence of CHIP SELECT (aka CS). It had been connected to the GROUND (GND) pin.

I am still a piss-poor solderer, but I’m getting better. Well, faster. Maybe a finer tip will help. Maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part. Maybe both of the preceding statements are partly true. We shall see.