Does anyone know where I can get a 12 pin PCB socket for the Photon? I get it that two 12 pin female header rows will do the job but I’d line something a little more “professional” looking.
Are you looking for something like a ZIF (zero insertion force) socket like one of these? I personally don’t know if one exists, but just wanted to clarify your question a little more. I would also be interested if something like that exists!
You could go headerless and solder directly to your pcb? there are no components on the underside for that reason, and the castellated edge makes it easy.
Hi @Hootie81 and @wgbartley - and thanks for your response. I am not looking for a ZIP type socket - more something like this: http://www.galigear.com.au/image/cache/catalog/new/28pins-ic-socket-500x500.jpg
The option to solder directly onto the PCB is not ideal - as there may be instances where field maintenance requires swapout of the Photon, particularly where WiFi credentials change.
Photon is a “funny” width–I would use separate socket headers. I like Swiss machine socket headers but they are pricey.
Another (less-professional) option would be to take a standard 0.6 wide 24-pin socket and cut it down the middle
If you look at the Particle shields those headers used there don’t look bad, do they?
Thanks everyone - seems there are no “off the shelf” sockets the fit - or I can’t find them. I’ve gone with the straight headers, cut from a 40 pin strip. The method used in this you tube video worked well.