Being new to arduino and hardware in general, I'm curious as to the difference between a 6-pin header and an 8-pin header. I'm planning to stack an MP3 Shield to my Arduino Uno, and it says that I can use [u]either[/u]. Is there any difference? I'm assuming I would need 2 of one type right? (2x 6-pin [u]or[/u] 2x 8-pin). Thanks!!!!
Actually, the product page says "and"...
This shield comes populated with all components as shown in the images and schematic; but it does not come with headers installed. We recommend the 6 and 8-pin stackable headers.
Which is stating that you need both 8 and 6 pin headers for the shield to connect to your Arduino, but they recommend the stackable type they stock so you can put another shield on top of the MP3 shield later if you choose to.
Cheers ! Geoff