[sdiy] Round pin headers?

rsdio at audiobanshee.com rsdio at audiobanshee.com
Mon Aug 21 23:52:03 CEST 2017

The worst option for breadboards is those square headers. Sure, people get them to work on breadboards, and many products use them, but they're the worst. Obviously, headers are designed to mate with matching sockets, not breadboards.

The round machined pins are better on breadboards, but not absolutely ideal. I think Phil is right about the area, although it does matter about the orientation (if the pin is larger in one dimension than another).


On Aug 21, 2017, at 12:41 PM, Tom Wiltshire <tom at electricdruid.net> wrote:
> Does “sockets expecting typical flat IC leads” include breadboards, then?
> My most likely use for these would be on adaptor boards to allow me to easily prototype with SMD stuff before I have to commit to a PCB. It’d be a bit of a pain if that’s one thing they’re not so good for.

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