Unpopulated boards?

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cbbbui
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Unpopulated boards?

Post by cbbbui » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:19 am

Hey there,

having a lot of trouble trying to put together a more permanent circuit because the headers that come with the board. I want to solder wires onto the board, or have some better connection method. I ended up unsoldering the headers, but that was a nightmare that lead to a fried MCU (I think).

So, is there the option to get an unpopulated board? I'm open to other alternatives too.

Thanks!

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Re: Unpopulated boards?

Post by Basicmicro Support » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:30 am

Unfortunately no there is not. We can not ship both populated and unpopulated versions.

I usually recommend two alternatives. 1: Use a 2xX pin .1" spaced female header. Here is a link to ones available from AdaFruit. The more populated pins the stronger the hold.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3143.

Uses these jumper wires:

https://www.adafruit.com/product/3142

Alternatively you can go with the 2x45 Screwterminal version of the Roboclaw.

A third option is to plug your wires in and then zip tie them with some relief nearby or to one of the Roboclaw mounting holes.

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