If you mean the pins that fit into the custom chip sockets on the motherboard, I just used standard machined pin headers like these.Mr.Toast wrote:Did you figure out a source/solution for the pin extensions? Those seem pretty exotic from this altitude. I would also imagine solder alignment of them would be a nightmare.
You can find the same thing on eBay for much cheaper. The alignment wasn't as difficult as you would think. I just placed the bottom of the headers into a spare empty socket, poked the other side up through the board and soldered the end pins on the top of the board to hold it in place. It was then just a matter of removing the spare socket, and soldering all the pins proper. Worked perfectly! Like Eric said, the only issue so far was I made that notch too narrow. Luckily I could just file it larger. There are no traces in that area, only the ground plane, but I didn't even have to file enough to expose it. The board design has already been updated for way more clearance for those capacitors than necessary.
I'm still waiting or a component for the board before I can do the smoke test, so probably not until next weekend before we see what happens.