DIP Sockets Solder Tail - 8-Pin

Dip sockets for all your prototyping needs. If you've ever had to de-solder a dip part from a circuit board, you know how valuable these are! Number of pins include: 8, 14, 16, 18, 28, and 40.

This is a 300mil wide 8-pin socket.

DIP Sockets Solder Tail - 8-Pin Product Help and Resources

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Core Skill: Soldering

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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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  • Nakor / about 14 years ago / 9

    Well DigiKey's website is how websites would be if robots took over the earth. If you can navigate that horrible site then you deserve the better price lol.

    • platypusfriend / about 14 years ago / 3

      Well said.

      • whitnasty / about 12 years ago / 1

        i have taken a liking to newark here lately, great prices and their website has been greatly streamlined so you dont have to have a mfg. part number to find what you are looking for... yes im looking at you digikey

    • ddd999 / about 13 years ago / 2

      Digi-Key's website is made for people who know exactly what they want. Their parametric search is the best one around.

    • When I go to DigiKey or Mouser, I usually don't even know what I want so the lack of any understandable description is absolutely infuriating. I have never bought from them, probably never will in the next 5 years. Half the stuff on there I have no freakin' idea what does.

  • DustinB / about 12 years ago / 3

    I don't understand why these are so expensive :(

  • chartle / about 12 years ago * / 2

    Still no info on the price. I keep looking for some sort of "pack of 4 or 5" in the description.

  • MisterFuzzy / about 13 years ago / 1

    I can buy a four-pack of these from Radio Shack for 99 cents.

    • joshie / about 13 years ago / 3

      If you want to deal with Digi-Key you deserve the lower price, but being more expensive than RadioShack is just ridiculous.

  • FirebornX / about 14 years ago / 1

    I understand SFE needs to make a buck, and I have no problem supporting you guys cause you're awesome. However, your price on this is insane.
    3M has a line of IC sockets that you can get off digikey that are over a buck cheaper than this.
    Search for it. The 8pin 3M version is part number 3M5461-ND and only costs $0.21

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Modularizing MCUs is necessary in prototyping

Have you ever had a bunch of ATTiny85's where you need to be able to change them out for programming or do different functionality on the same pins? Well, this product is for you.

Solder this onto a small protoboard with all the resistors and buttons you need for programming an ATTiny85 with the AVR Programmer, and you're set!

The ATTiny85 fits well into this, and the connectors are pretty strong to keep the chip in (especially if you throw it against the floor out of frustration).

It just works

That's all it needs to do.