My project uses light dependent resistors (aka photoresistors or CdS cells). All the ones I can find for sale from the usual suppliers are through hole type. ie. they have two wire legs.
The PCB I'm working on currently consists entirely of surface mount components. I'd like to place two LDRs at the edge of the board at a right angle. I could just solder them manually but I enjoy the exercise of designing for manufacturing even while I'm still prototyping and adding through-hole components would introduce another step.
Best idea I could come up with so far is to use a right angle surface mount header and then whoever assembles the final product just pops two of them in, probably after trimming the leads. But I tried with some standard 0.1" spaced female headers and it results in a rather loose fit.
I was thinking there might be some screw terminals or something press-fit that would result in a more secure connection but so far my search skills are failing me.