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Stackable Header Part Numbers

Created Fri, 01 Jul 2011 17:12:51 +0000 by abotics


Fri, 01 Jul 2011 17:12:51 +0000

Does anyone have the part numbers for the 2x6 & 2x8 stackable headers that are used on this board. I have found places (SparkFun) that sell the 1x6 and 1x8 headers, but not the 2x6 & 2x8 headers.



Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:59:02 +0000

the protoboard comes with them if that's any help.


Nice board!

Alan KM6VV


Sat, 02 Jul 2011 13:30:15 +0000

Thanks for the info, but I just want the headers. I need to take a look and see if I can discern a manufacturer. I've used Samtec trackable headers before, but want to use the exact same header as is being used on these boards.

Jacob Christ

Sat, 02 Jul 2011 16:29:48 +0000

If you figure it out, please post back here and maybe even on the wiki ( I would be interested in knowing too.




Sun, 03 Jul 2011 12:12:49 +0000

I will definitely post the part#s and manufacturer when I find out.


Sun, 03 Jul 2011 17:48:58 +0000

You can buy a stackable header kit from SparkFun. They give you the following headers.

(2)-2x6 (2)-2x8

The pins on these headers are not .025" square, but in fact are rectangular. This makes the pins a little weaker and may cause a connection issue.

The SAMTEC part#s are as follows:

TIN PLATED 1x6 --> SSQ-106-03-T-S ($0.422) 1x8 --> SSQ-108-03-T-S ($0.563) 2x6 --> SSQ-106-03-T-D ($0.720) 2x8 --> SSQ-108-03-T-D ($0.961)

You can check out these parts on the Samtec website and it also looks like you can purchase from there as well. I am in the process of designing a motor board for my Open-Robot kit, so I might look into stocking these in the future. Once I order some of these I post what I find out.



Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:47:59 +0000

I received the above part numbers from Samtec the other day and as always their parts are well made.

I will be receiving my PCBs on Tuesday and will get to try these new headers out.

Abe [


Sun, 17 Jul 2011 23:09:24 +0000

Finally got my prototype PCBs in. I need to make several changes, but overall work as expected.

This board allows you to control (2) small dc gear-motors, read (2) WW12 wheel encoders and read (2) gp2y0d810z sensors. I used right angle headers, so additional board designs can be stacked. I also allocated a place on the PCB for adding a high-efficiencey RECOM 3.3v regulator. This will be useful when add-on boards are designed for such things as WiFi (MatchPort b/g/ZigBee, etc..).

There is an on/off switch as well.