Probably right but I was quite interested in the "TEST-3 Series Low Cost Wire Form Test Points". The loop is 2.7 mm diameter so would not reach the next pin. It doesn't say what the gap is between the two legs of the spring but it looks to be less than the diameter of the loop. At best I reckon it would be wobbly and temporary with a lifespan of a few minutes.mattmiller wrote:Can't see anything suitable there - even the eye type one would probably short out to the next pin
Good spot! Might be worth a try...rurwin wrote:Another option, but rather expensive: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pcb-headers/6935416/
Yes. They're good for one insertion but anything like this is likely to damage the through-hole plating if not the PCB itself.blaablaaguy wrote:Apparently those things can damage the pcb you insert them in.
I was going to suggest push-fit connectors, however they usually require quite some force to fit them, depending on the number of pins.rurwin wrote:Yes. They're good for one insertion but anything like this is likely to damage the through-hole plating if not the PCB itself.blaablaaguy wrote:Apparently those things can damage the pcb you insert them in.
I'm curious about this toorpdom wrote:Is that a prototype Zero in that picture? It doesn't seem to have the composite video holes.morphy_richards wrote:And another solution from the magpi...
Like idea of a jamming mechanismAnd then I thought of dental points:
these are for soldering into test points (holes) they are NOT solder less headers, which are stupid by the way.morphy_richards wrote:Worth a punt will order some, thank yoururwin wrote:These might be worth experimenting with: 200 x Ted Ceramic Bead Ring Head Gold Tone Copper PCB Test Pin Terminals
I have no idea if they would fit or make a secure connection.
If I was closer I would do it for himrurwin wrote:If soldering headers onto thirty Pi Zeros has you in a cold sweat, contact your local Amateur Radio club. There's at least one in every town and they are chock-full of lovely people who will volunteer to do the job for free.
OTOH, for one-off when you haven't got a soldering iron, then solderless headers are a good option to have.