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JonM wrote: »
Top mounted Female headers would be a nice option though.
WBA Consulting wrote: »
Keep in mind that top mounted female headers affects the build process for the FLiP module which affects cost. In its current design, the headers on the FLiP can be soldered by machine soldering. Going to top mounted female headers means the pins must be soldered by hand. This change is about a 7x difference in labor time for the header installation, plus introduces the human variable, whereas you can see by the pics on the FLiP page, the joints are very uniform when done by machine. (Parallax happens to have the same brand selective soldering machine that I have 3 of at work)
DrPop wrote: »
Looking at it from that angle, there's plenty of room on that footprint to build a carrier board for the FLiP. I guess the questions would be:
1. Is there a market for such an item?
2. How much functionality could be built in it for X cost? Arduino built their MKR 2 UNO adapter to mate their "FLiP" up with shields, so there's no extra functionality built in, just an AC barrel connector (and the low price reflects that).