Header strips are commonly used as connectors in electronics prototyping. They come in a large range of pin arrangements to suit different connection requirements.
Examples of how the headers are used on boards for connections is best seen in the pictures of the various microcontrollers we stock. Female headers are often used where a socket is required on the board such as exposing the pins of an Arduino Uno. Male headers are used to create pins compatible with servo and sensor cables like on this servo controller.
This is a set of four 2x18 female headers with 0.1"-spaced pins for the Alchitry Br Prototype Element Boards. These line up exactly with all the broken out holes in the Br prototyping area to make it easy to jump wires to a breadboard or other temporary connections. More Details...
This is a super small, 2x5 pin female PTH header. This header is in the common configuration for JTAG applications. Each pin has a spacing of 1.27mm in between each other. Documents: Datasheet More Details...
This is a super small, 2x5 pin male PTH header. This header is in the common configuration for JTAG applications. Each pin has a spacing of 1.27mm in between each other and can be cut down to smaller increments if the need arises. More Details...