A few different methods were experimented with when it came to attaching the components to the circuit. At first, electrical tape was used to adhere the components to the substrate. This worked, but if it was not placed tight enough then the component had a change to "hover" over the trace and not complete the connection. I drop of solder was then used to try to help stick the components to the circuit. This proved difficult as there was a high change that the heat radiated from the iron would melt away the circuit and substrate (Fig 1). It was finally settled on to use copper tape. This provides good adhesion for the components as well as being conductive itself (Fig 2).
|Fig 1. Combination of Electrical Tape and Solder Connections|
|Fig 2. Copper Tape Connections|
|Fig 3. Working Circuit|
* The LED and Resistor are connected directly to each other as the trace between them was accidentally melted away with the soldering iron.