Arduino Offset Header fix

So I've started making Offset Headers:

I worked up a pretty lengthy post on it here: Arduino Offset Header « Project Blog

The short version:

  • One of the headers on the Arduino is misaligned. This in turn has made Arduino shields misaligned.
  • This header can be used to interface between "Arduino spacing" and standard spacing (2.54mm).
  • Initially this is just a good way to quickly make cheap shields.
  • Ultimately I'd like people to feel safe in making standard-spaced Arduinos and shields, knowing that if people need to they can still connect with legacy stuff.
  • Soon to be available at Adafruit.

Let me know what you think!


Nice, I look for to their avaliblity.


They are now available here: DIY shield for Arduino : ID 187 : $6.00 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits

Sparkfun is carrying them now as well. Their picture is much nicer than mine: Arduino Offset Header - 8 Pin - PRT-09374 - SparkFun Electronics

It's good to see them available just by themselves instead of bundled with something else.