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rudydevolder

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Can somebody give me a reference or the spacing?
I want to order male and female headers and maybe some kind of breakout-board so I can easily change and connect my module. :D

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kristofferis

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Hello.
You will find product specification in the download section on mcThings.com

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So Headers with a spacing of 0.050" (1.27mm) and 8 pins will do I think. :)

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@rudydevolder - You may want to check out our mc-Dev board! The board is designed to easily connect your module via headers into the breakout board! Makes prototyping and developing much easier and faster since it creates a direct serial connection to the module.
You can check out the board here: http://www.mcthings.com/products/mc-dev

You may also want to look at our YouTube video where we showcase the mc-Dev board functions and go through a small demo with a light sensor
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Hi, I will surely order the dev-board,  I like. But even than I need to put male headers on my mcModule to fit the dev-board with female headers, right?
Also, I want to make a small compact adapter board with a bigger header. I hope though somebody else will make 😉
I want to order at Digikey very soon. So to be compatible with the dev-board I want to be sure what fits. Can you inform me please?

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The mcDev includes header for the mcModule that you solder on the mcModule and then it connects to the mcDev. The mcDev comes with standard-pitch 0.1" (2.54mm) header that you could use to connect to a breadboard all this is standard so no problem to find wire's for this.

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I just got my mc-Dev board today. The mc-Module 110's work great due to their pins having a zig-zag pattern. However, I am struggling to get the mc-Module 120's to sit on the headers that came with the mc-Dev board.

Advice?

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I would solder them to the board to make sure that the connection is perfect.
That is what I have done, I only have one mcDevboard and one mcModule prepared for use with the mcDevboard.

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I don't like the idea of soldering anything during development.

If the headers provided with the mc-Dev board are the standard 0.1" (which is too small), then what size will fit tightly on the mc-Module 120?

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Well, you could use the same mcModule for all your projects.
mcDevboard to a breadboard and other sensors connected there.
But in all projects you will need a mcModule and no reason to change that module just because you change project.

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Hi, I will surely order the dev-board,  I like. But even than I need to put male headers on my mcModule to fit the dev-board with female headers, right?
Also, I want to make a small compact adapter board with a bigger header. I hope though somebody else will make 😉
I want to order at Digikey very soon. So to be compatible with the dev-board I want to be sure what fits. Can you inform me please?

This is what you need I think.
https://www.gorilladistribution.com.au/product/8-pin-adapter-board-1-27mm-2-0mm-2-54mm/

I have got some and just waiting for my mcThings boards and I had to order some female headers as well but will probably have one module permanently setup so I can develop new projects.

I have ordered the devkit but being able to prototype on a breadboard with exactly the components I was to use to I can accurately measure power consumption is very important to me.

Cheers