I use a lot of Microchip PIC12F508's, and I use SO-8 surface mount parts almost exclusively.
But my programmer only accepts DIP parts, so I needed an SO-8 to DIP-8 adapter. I didn't find any for sale, so I decided to make my own.
The most important piece is an SO-8 test socket. I found this:
at a place called test-socket.com. I used their part#
652B0082211. At $9 apiece, it's a bit expensive, but I only needed one and it's made SO-8 programming a lot easier, so it was well worth the price.
The one drawback is that it has an odd pinout:
and I need a DIP-8 pinout.
So I had to make an adapter board:
whick is OK because I like making adapter boards:)
Here's the finished product:
I put a dab of white-out on the "pin 1" side for easy reference.
And here it is in my programmer: