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Motor Shield V2.3 or any stack-able shield
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Motor Shield V2.3 or any stack-able shield

by tannenba on Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:54 pm

Hi

Suggestion: Supply better quality stacking connectors with your products. The pins for my motor shield were so bendable, that a pin got missed and the shield now no longer answers on the I2C buss, and if handled much, such as developing the operation we want, the ISP pins could short easily. These pins bend way too easy.

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Re: Motor Shield V2.3 or any stack-able shield

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:26 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, that is typical of standard long-pin wire-wrap headers. "Swiss" style machined pin headers are stiffer - but they are more expensive. I'll forward the suggestion to the products team.

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Re: Motor Shield V2.3 or any stack-able shield

by adafruit2 on Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:44 pm

its a tradeoff - if the pins are too thick, there's not enough flex for it to be inserted!

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Re: Motor Shield V2.3 or any stack-able shield

by tannenba on Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:25 pm

After losing one ($26 with shipping), I don't think it's a great trade off. I have some proto shields by others and the pins are much stiffer and withstand un plugging and plugging well. I ordered another one, but not your stacking pins.

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