SOCKET for Atmega 2560?

Hi All!

Just curious if anyone knows of a NON-SMD solution for working with the Atmega2560? I have seen thru-hole plastic sockets or baseplates that accept SMD chips, but I have not had any luck finding one for this microprocessor. I do not have the capabilities here to produce or work with SMD, so I am somewhat limited to the thru-hole design method offering more robust traces and spacing on the PCB. However, I need the additional pins offered by the 2560, so I am trying to find any solution possible.

If anyone has any thoughts, links, or suggestions, I would appreciate it! THANKS!

-Dave

Would this work?

http://jkdevices.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=49

Oh my gosh - that is PERFECT Dan.... once again you come to the rescue. Already on to the next project. Again, thank you for your suggestion of the optocoupler for my previous project (which worked perfectly), and thank you for this as well. Funny thing is it is about the same price (+$1.50) as just the bare chip.

:-)

-Dave

Things like this? http://www.logicalsys.com/

Or perhaps you could convince someone to solder the part onto one of these for you.

http://www.schmartboard.com/index.asp?page=products_qfp&id=70 I think this is the right pitch - check the Atmel drawing before ordering. From their video it seems pretty straightforward.

I ordered & received a couple boards & '2560 uCs, have not tried it out yet (not enough hours in a day). Thinking I could add the xtal, caps, reset resistor, and make a bare minimum Mega2560 board but with all IO accessible, and not just the (large) subset the Arduino version offers.

I know someone else productized that already and posted it in the forum, or linked to it, will see if I can find the link.

Things like this? http://www.logicalsys.com/

Or perhaps you could convince someone to solder the part onto one of these for you.

I remember looking into one of those SOIC to DIP adapters a couple of years ago. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw what they wanted for it.

Yup, they are not cheap! Ithink schmartboard with all its pin options is the way to go if soldering skills are not great.