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    Sparkfun header kit

    Every Friday, I check Sparkfun to check out the new products. Rarely, I see new shiny at Sparkfun that interests me (Adafruit more often produces something interesting). But occasionally, Sparkfun does come up with something new.

    This week, they started selling a Teensy stacking header kit (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13925), which consists of 2 14-pin stacking headers, 1 5-pin stacking header, a 5 pin male header with one pin removed, and the SMT header that you can solder underneath the Teensy 3.2 to get access to the pins. The SMT header would be needed to pair with a board like TallDog breakout board (https://www.tindie.com/products/logl...ll_prod_search).

    The parts in the stacking header kit do make it a little simpler than DIY (cutting down larger stacking headers and using a rotary tool to smooth off the edges, and using pliers to remove one pin from a standard 5 pin male header). It is curious that they used a male pin header for the inner pins (Vusb, AREF, A10, A11) instead of a 5 pin stacking header with a pin removed.

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    thanks ... will check it out

    edit: very cool ... perfect for breadboarding ... I guess you could use the teensy upside down to utilise those groovy underside rightangle headers, with female breadboard wires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrian View Post
    thanks ... will check it out

    edit: very cool ... perfect for breadboarding ... I guess you could use the teensy upside down to utilise those groovy underside rightangle headers, with female breadboard wires.
    Or as I said, the Talldog breakout board (and several others, except for the FrankB boards) can use these connectors (though note, the Talldog site has an option where they will send those headers as part of the order for $4). However, as somebody discovered, if you go with this approach, you don't want to move the Teensy out of the headers too often, because you can pull the copper off the pads.

    Jimmay Hugh had an alternate method that looks like it might be more stable: https://forum.pjrc.com/threads/26071...-with-a-socket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelMeissner View Post
    Or as I said, the Talldog breakout board (and several others, except for the FrankB boards) can use these connectors (though note, the Talldog site has an option where they will send those headers as part of the order for $4). However, as somebody discovered, if you go with this approach, you don't want to move the Teensy out of the headers too often, because you can pull the copper off the pads.

    Jimmay Hugh had an alternate method that looks like it might be more stable: https://forum.pjrc.com/threads/26071...-with-a-socket.
    Jimmy Hugh's method looks very stable ..it is a bit of work ... extracting pins from those header strips can be tricky, but if you get organised, it wouldn' be too hard

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    At $1.50 the Sparkfun Teensy header kits are a bargain. Digi-Key has stock and for me cheaper shipping options. Now another excuse to wait on the mail before I get busy.

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