Thanks, pluggy, retrolefty.
After browsing around a little, I found this blurb at this page
If you'd like to make your own shield, you may want to start with the Eagle files for an existing shield. Note that the space between pins 7 and 8 is not the standard 0.1".
The same is true for all the arduino boards, new and old. I don't know what else to think, so I'm coining a new phrase:Commons-proprietary
- adj. - a small non-standard intentional design flaw made in open-source hardware created for the sole purpose of growing an economy around the same hardware.
Usage: "Does Arduino use commons-proprietary hardware?"
Whether that original 'brain fart' was intentional or not, Arduino certainly has built a thriving community of small and growing businesses. That's a good thing, right?
Are there any suggested workarounds other than wire leads from the arduino pin sockets and then soldered to the perf board if you're using something small like this?