Header Labels

The Arduino is a wonderful device, but it has a couple of features that are hard to love. One is the .06" spacing between the two 8-port headers, which makes building a DIY shield an exercise in frustration and ingenuity.

I can't complain too loudly about that one though, since production constraints forced me to offset the 2x4 patch shield headers .05" from everything else.

Another minor nuisance is the fact that the pin labels are printed inside the headers, making them impossible to see once you have a shield mounted.

This I can do something about.

I thus present the header label.

Designed to be printed on standard 1" x 2-5/8" labels, you can apply these to the outside of the headers on the patch shield (or your Arduino) so you always know what pins are where.

To the left is the PNG version, scaled for 250 dpi.

The SVG source file, so you can create your own version if you see fit. (whether it displays at all depends on the browser you use, and your mileage will definitely vary with regard to the way it renders)

A PDF version that should print at the proper scale for anyone.

Now, I print a lot of these when I pack kits, so here's a PDF for a full sheet of them.

And for anyone who uses a Mac, here's my source file for Pages.

(those of you who use Windows now know how I feel whenever I run across a site that insists on formatting its downloadable content as .doc files)

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