Female headers are like the duct tape of electronics. They’re great for connecting things, soldering to perf-boards, sockets for wires or break-away header, etc. We go through them real fast and thought that given how handy they are, we’d offer them in a pack of five!
You can cut these down to different sizes fairly easily. First, count how many positions you want as the final piece, then cut the next pin’s plastic in the middle (there’s one pin that gets sacrificed). You can clean off the half-spot with a file or diagonal cutters.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.