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!