What is this component (pic inside)

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djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
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A long time ago, at a white elephant table, I picked up this component in a baggie of electronics stuff. It looked useful and I’ve hung onto it. Well finally, I have a use for it, but I need more. I’ve been searching headers and pins and haven’t found anything like it.

Does anyone know what it is and how/where I can find more? Doesn’t have to be a double row; in fact a single row is preferred.

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Thanks.
 

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djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
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@MaxHeadRoom

i ordered exactly what I needed (single versus double) headers.

This is my application. I designed small PCBs to drive up to six loads (typically LEDs) from an Arduino GPIO pin. They can be used in a row or stacked so that they’ll fit into an N scale building. One of my buildings is 1” by 1.5” by 2” for example.

I tried to stack them with short lengths of wire but assembly and alignment was an issue. Note the bends and twists in the picture below. Note: this was a test and isn’t functional, so forgive the poor soldering job.

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Thanks again for your help.
 

ErnieM

Joined Apr 24, 2011
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If you search on "2.54mm pitch Header" in something like EBay you will find goodies like this:






DigiKey, Mouser, etc, will also have them.

Some come with very long pins so you can space your boards well apart.
 
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