I have a toy I'm trying to rehabilitate - the microcontroller was fried and I'm attempting to replace it with an Arduino.
It looks like the connections were at a SMT pin-pitch (1.5mm spacing). To work with breadboard and jumpers, I'd like to install something that terminates in a female pin header with breadboard spacing (0.1" pin pitch).
What is driving this: as you can see in the photos, I have a sort of janky setup where I've soldered each individual contact of a ribbon cable. This is not a mechanically sustainable solution! The pins are breaking free.
I'd like something that is more solid, for example a cut-to-size PCB with the (mystery SMT contacts) on one side and a pin header on the other.
So my questions are:
- What would be the best way to get this to end up having a 0.1" pin header?
- What is this SMT alternating connections pattern used on the motherboard called?
- Is there a thing I can buy that will connect to the SMT alternating connections?
Pictured is the motherboard, with the empty slot that once held a daughterboard, which in turn had a microcontroller. Note that you can see the ribbon contacts breaking off. The connectors on either side alternate and never line up with each other.
Here's a photo of the original daughterboard with the connections. A fried, blob-covered microcontroller chip is on the other side.