These headers are made to work with the Arduino Main Board, Arduino Pro, and the Arduino Mega. They are the perfect height for clearing the USB-B connector and great for stacking multiple shields. This kit includes 4 headers (2 8-pin and 2 6-pin), enough to connect a shield to an Arduino Main Board. These are the same headers we use in our tutorials and with our own shields.
Note: If you have a board that uses the Arduino R3 architecture which include the OREF, SCL, and SDA pins they can be found here. We know that many boards still do not use the R3 layout so we like keeping this kit available for those situations!
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Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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I got a bad batch of these. Sometime when you plug one into another, some of the pins don't connect. And you can feel it. Sometimes you get good resistance (to movement) when you plug them together and sometimes there is almost no resistance to movement. It's almost like the male part of the pin is missing the female part of the pin. Moving along the side of the female fork instead of being pinched by the female fork... I just cut one open and that is what is happening. The pins are too thin.
When you are trying to align 3 - 6 pin headers across a PCB board to fit onto the Arduino Due, the headers require sanding to get them to insert fully and align correctly. Other than that, they fit well and work well.
Good quality but I wish that you offered a complete set of stackable header set for the Mega. Also I would like to see a set with longer pins to clear the USB connector better.