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mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?
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mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by sixmilliondollardan on Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:21 am

So i've got the adafruit proto shield and an xbee shield. (http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Shields/Xbee01 )

i'd like to connect them both to 1 arduino. are there really long double sided headers out there that can be used to stack boards? anybody have experience stacking more than one shield?

thanks,
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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by tpwalsh on Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:41 pm


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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by adafruit on Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:19 pm


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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by miscible on Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:02 pm

I've just ordered a number of sets of these from adafruit. But, I've spent a bunch of time (many many hours more than I'd care to admit, in fact :) looking for a general source of stacking headers for other projects requiring different pin counts. Would you be willing to divulge your source, or, does anyone know who actually manufactures/distributes these?

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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by Amberwolf on Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:50 pm

Like these?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/protostack/2933589412/
http://www.protostack.com/index.php?mai ... &cPath=5_8

The flickr photo has a mouseover note with "Samtec SSQ-108-03-T-S"

A search on google for Samtec stacking headers finds this page:
http://www.samtec.com/search/board_stacking.asp
But a perusal of the pages available via their menus on the left *does not* find that page, or any information about stacking headers. Very strange.

A search of their site for that p/n or even just the first part does not find it. Either it is a custom part (whcih they call "ASP") or they simply have an incomplete website (not unusual, unfortunately). But a google search for it finds a few places:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Samtec+SSQ-108-03-T-S
Including digikey, etc.



BTW, all I did to start this search was do a google search on "stacking headers".
http://www.google.com/search?q=stacking+headers
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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by adafruit on Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:35 pm

miscible wrote:I've just ordered a number of sets of these from adafruit. But, I've spent a bunch of time (many many hours more than I'd care to admit, in fact :) looking for a general source of stacking headers for other projects requiring different pin counts. Would you be willing to divulge your source, or, does anyone know who actually manufactures/distributes these?


i order them in the thousands direct from taiwan, i never found a good local source :(

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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by miscible on Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:58 am

hmmm ... thousands ... might be more than immediate needs would require :-)

Samtec looks interesting for smaller quantities of other-sized headers ... it appears you can order them directly from the Samtec web site (though, adafruit prices appear to beat theirs by quite a bit for the 8-pin variety) ... for some reason I looked at the Samtec ones before and decided they were on the wrong centers, or something ...

Anyway, thanks for the quick and helpful responses!

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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by protostack on Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:08 am

Amberwolf wrote:Like these?
A search on google for Samtec stacking headers finds this page:
http://www.samtec.com/search/board_stacking.asp
But a perusal of the pages available via their menus on the left *does not* find that page, or any information about stacking headers. Very strange.


SSQ-108-03-T-S is part of the SSQ series. If you do a search for SSQ on the Samtec site you will find it. (http://www.samtec.com/technical_specifications/overview.aspx?series=ssq) The catalog page (http://www.samtec.com/ftppub/pdf/SSQ_TH.PDF) and the build a part page (http://www.samtec.com/technical_specifications/build_part.aspx?series=SSQ&menu=STANDARD_PRODUCTS) describes how the part number is built up. In essense SSQ-108-03-T-S means
  • SSQ Series (ie square tail)
  • 0.1" pitch
  • 8 pins per row
  • Pin length 0.39"
  • Tin Plated
  • Single row

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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by adafruit on Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:52 am

you -can- try ordering 'samples' from 4uconnector.com but it may be annoying if you need more then 5 or so

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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by phil.drummond on Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:27 pm

Is it "ok" to go nuts? :)
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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by adafruit on Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:53 pm

do you have a top-side photo? what is that anyways???

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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by phil.drummond on Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:25 pm

"That" is two of your proto boards, on top of an Arduino Duemilanove, with an XBee radio plugged into the top-most proto board. :)
Here are some images...

1st - A proto board with extended headers on it. Please forgive the odd alignment of the headers, I did this really late at night and those long pins are a pain to deal with. AND the magnifying lens does distort a little bit. I promise to make the next one really nice :)
2nd - The underside of the modified proto board. I salvaged the plastic from a pin header to put onto the long-pin modified headers. Makes it look nice and keeps the spacing "standard".
3rd - An end-view of the "ICSP" end of the board. I had to trim the pins because Arduino uses longer headers than we do... it's an Italian thing I guess. :)

banned... I need to clean that board!

I found-out something interesting... if you take your pictures through your magnifying florescent lamp, set the camera to "macro" you get great "ring-lit" images! :)
The side-light is a three-LED, 117Vac lamp manufactured by General Electric, it draws 7 watts and is as bright as a 40 watt reading light!
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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by phil.drummond on Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:28 pm

Oh yea, the "top side" image...
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Re: mtr shield + xbee shield on sngle arduino, special headers?

by bchar on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:59 am

Hey Dan,

How about a complete different solution, I am now starting to use. The guys at liquidware http://www.liquidware.com/ have some great break-out extender boards, check them out. Both are under 20 dollars.

Along with other cool Arduino stuff. Great online support, just tell Justin that Barry sent you!

http://www.liquidware.com/shop/show/DWX ... nderShield

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http://www.liquidware.com/shop/show/DTX ... nderShield

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Cheers, Barry

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