0.5mm Pitch 8-pin DFN-to-DIP Adapters and Arduino Shield Kit
This kit allows you to design and build an Arduino shield that will use surface-mount chips in 0.5mm-pitch 8-pin DFN packages — without needing any expert soldering skills.
The kit is a combination of the 0.5mm Pitch 8-pin DFN-to-DIP Adapter PCBs and the Arduino Shield Prototyping Kit.
DFN-to-DIP Adapter Features This is a strip of two DFN-to-DIP adapters with a twist. These have the patented Schmartboard|ez technology to make soldering surface-mount devices easy. Your SMT part will sit in grooves that hold it in place and already have solder in them. So all you need to do is put a chip in the grooves, apply flux, and use a small enough soldering tip.
The adapters ship as a single PCB that can be snapped apart easily, creating two individual boards each of which supports an 8-pin DFN chip with 0.5mm pitch (3×3mm body).
A strip of 40 male pin headers is included. This strip also can be snapped apart so that you can create the individual 4-pin segments needed when these boards have been separated.
Arduino Shield Prototyping Board Features This prototyping board features an offset through-hole pattern that provides you with greater flexibility than standard through-hole boards. This kit includes all the basic components most Arduino shields need (stackable headers, LEDs, buttons, resistors, capacitor), plus a 170-point solderless breadboard.
The Arduino headers are R3 compatible, and provided in both the Arduino offset and "corrected" 0.1-inch pitch. This allows you to make your shield compatible with either or both the official and third-party Arduino systems.
Arduino Shield & SMT Prototyping Kit Resources
Additional kits are available that include other SMT-to-DIP adapters.