I am not able to find any breadboard headers for this particular usb asp connector


They do exist because I've seen then at school, but I can't seem to find them online. I bought breakable male male pins, but they are too short to fit in the board. I also bought a black header for it on ebay, but it is also too short for the breadboard, only good for soldering.

  • \$\begingroup\$ So solder it :P I find 0.6mm solid core wire is good for jumpering between IDC connectors and breadboard. \$\endgroup\$ – Majenko Nov 28 '14 at 20:52

I have 2 different solutions that I've used for this:

  1. Loose wires inserted into the IDC and breadboard

    This works for any chip, but can be a pain to move between chips.

  2. PCB-mounted adapter using extra-long headers

    This must be done custom per chip but is extremely reliable, and allows additional embellishments such as a button to make powering the chip from the programmer optional.

I will include pictures of both solutions when I am able to.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, but my school has the headers. Why can't I find them online then? \$\endgroup\$ – Napster Nov 28 '14 at 21:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ You mean like this? \$\endgroup\$ – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 28 '14 at 21:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ No, I mean something like this but with the lower pins long enough that can coneect to the breadboard because these ones are too small \$\endgroup\$ – Napster Nov 28 '14 at 21:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Sounds like a wire-wrap IDC header connector. Fairly hard to find these days. \$\endgroup\$ – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 28 '14 at 21:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, from googling this it looks like what I am looking for, thanks, I guess I'll have to stick with inserting wires in the IDC. \$\endgroup\$ – Napster Nov 28 '14 at 22:12

This is what I do. Get some of these 11.5 mm male DIL headers (eBay): enter image description here Trim it down to: enter image description here Move the black plastic pin spacer to about half way if necessary, and insert: enter image description here ...works a treat :)

You can get longer ones - just search eBay for "male pin header long double row".


So long story short, I was looking for electronics surplus stores in the area, and look what I found:

Stupid sexy Flanders!

Found at Creatron Inc. It doesn't show on their product page, but I'm sure you can drop them a line and they'll help you.


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