Strip board won't fit


I'd like to make a little sheild to go on top of the arduino using a strip board and pins. However the pitch between each pin (top row, between 7 & 8) is too much, so a standard stripboard won't sit on top because the top left pins on the arduino are slightly off spacing.

Does anyone know a way around this?

Perhaps future Arduinos could make sure the pins have spacing so a strip board fits on?

Mind the gap.

Right. Thanks.

Maybe future arduinos and sheilds should fix this problem, rather than keeping it forever.