Is there a shorter MicroView header socket out there?

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Schema
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Is there a shorter MicroView header socket out there?

Post by Schema » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:01 am

I've been working on a couple of MicroView-based projects (details soon) and I notice that the "standard" 8-pin header socket is quite high. So the MicroView sits up rather comically high on my boards :wink:

This the one I've been using, seems to be the same as the one on the MicroView USB programmer itself: http://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/0/S7006-ND

The MicroView has pretty long pins, but it looks like there are a few extra mm of unnecessary height in the sockets.

Has anyone found a shorter version?

scotta
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Re: Is there a shorter MicroView header socket out there?

Post by scotta » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:41 am

If it's not for a large production run, you could probably just cut a standard 16 pin plastic IC socket in half. You would want the side-wipe type, not round pin machined. An open frame one would be easier to cut.
http://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en ... -ND/821746

With a socket like this, you could even cut the MicroView's pins shorter, to get it even lower.

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