I am designing a PCB where I expect to have a certain part assembled at the edge of each board (blue in the picture below).
However, this part needs to be at connected/soldered at a height of about 6 mm above my PCB. Therefore, I'm considering using some conductive object/part to create the vertical displacement (green in the picture below).
So far I have considered
- right-angle header pin; but may be too thin/flimsy.
- zero-ohm resistors (0402-sized or 0603-sized); but I'd need to stack too many of them to get the 6 mm height.
I am interested in ideas for some object/part I could use for the 6mm height-creation; anything as long as it would be:
- widely available
- preferably NOT through-hole (soldered on PCB top surface)
What would be ideal is if it were just a 6mm cube of conductive material, but no such normally-sold object seems to be readily available!
(Note: This height-creator needs to be strong in its soldering to the board, just as any standard part soldered on a PCB, but it does NOT need to be strong in its soldering to my blue part.)