Has anyone here used surface mount pin headers before? If so, how well do they stand up to repeated use? The reason I was thinking of using surface mount instead of through hole headers is I'm thinking of making a stackable arduino. I know you can stack shields on arduinos now. I'm talking about an arduino as a shield. Then, if you need more pins or true multi-tasking, just plug another arduino on top. The MCU's can communicate via I2C, UART or SPI etc. The reason for the smd headers is to have the pins from the board below break out to the sides and the headers from the top board in their usual place. Because the bottom and top headers will be in exactly the same position smd is the only way it would be possible. I was thinking I could do an uno and a mega. Does anyone think this is a good idea or worth the effort? I was going to start a poll to see if anyone would be interested in an arduino shield, but I can't find the poll option. Have they removed it, or am I not looking in the right place?
Thanks for your replies, DigitalJohnson