I am designing a board that has 4 sensors and an nRF24L01 wireless module to send the sensor readings off to a base station. It's quite similar to maniacbug's Low Power Sensor project. I'm doing a thru-hole design.
I'm a new Eagle user, but think I am coming up to speed pretty reasonably with some of the very good tutorials on YouTube and looking at other projects for examples. I have a few random questions.
1. For powering my project, I am thinking of using 2 AAA or 2 AA batteries, putting them in a separate holder and just soldering power leads to the board. So in Eagle schematic, how would I define these solder points in the schematic and the board layout?
2. The nRF24L01 wireless module that I have is a separate breakout board that has a block of 2x4 long, square header pins. Hopefully you can see the image below. What is the best way to connect this to the main board? Pins look a bit big to solder. I've looked around at female sockets to mount on the main board, but I'm not convinced I have found the right solution. Any suggestions?
Thanks for any suggestions,