July 26, 2010

Arduino Custom Shield With Extra Long Stackable Headers

Since my custom Arduino shield for LCD (and analog-in) does not fit very well (in the picture my custom shield over the Ethernet Shield over the Arduino board) because the standard pin headers are a bit short,

I have created my own longer ones.I've taken standard male and female pin headers cut to size (two strips 8 pins long and one strip 13 pins long, both male and female, removing one pin in the middle of the 13 pins male one to adapt to Arduino strip). Then I've soldered toghether the corresponding male/female strips:

The strips fits very well on the board:

This way I won't have any problem in fitting any shield on top of any board...