"Undermount"? Through-PCB? Female Headers (Looking for them)
August 3, 2011
Hey guys, I am trying to put a bluesmirf bluetooth module under a shield. The obvious answer is to skip the pins and corresponding female header and just use the pins. Of course, this means a hard-solder situation. No pluging and unplugging. No good.
Does anyone know of any kind of through-PCB female headers that work with standard pin headers? I have seen some guys using something similar (Nick uses them on his boards) to hold the crystal and allow it to be changed, but these are for use with the small leads of the crystal. There has got to be something similar for regular pins.
This could be a "don't know what words to google" sorta situation but all I can think of is "through pcb" and "female headers". This of course brings me to regular female headers that are "through" as in, not SMT.
I am open to any other ideas. This is just a regular brain-board/shield set up like an Arduino. Of course the X-bee fits fine with those slick metric headers but this BT unit is becomming a thorn in my side.