XBee Shield Missing Headers?

Anyone using the XBee Shield http://www.nkcelectronics.com/freeduino-arduino-xbee-shield-kit.html

I’m wondering why they didn’t put a female header on the XBee pins. I’ld like to use the I/O line passing feature of the XBee and that requires access to the XBee pins. Anyone see a reason I couldn’t solder two 10 pin female headers to the shield? Thanks

There’s no reason not to solder a couple of 10-pin headers to the pads on the XBee Shield. It might make the XBee module slightly more difficult to remove, but that’s nothing I’d be too concerned about.

The XBee Shield itself only accesses VCC, GND, DIN, DOUT, and Associate/AD5. All the other pins just go to the breakout pads and nowhere else.

I just received two of them in the mail and both had two 6 pin female connectors included.
:slight_smile:

I just received two of them in the mail and both had two 6 pin female connectors included.
:slight_smile:

The 6 pins are to expose the Arduino I/O; the XBee requires 2* 10 pin