[K]enneth came up with an amazingly simple idea for creating your own Launchpad Shield – using nothing but a perfboard and a strip of female headers. No more worrying about header spacing.
This is why Texas Instruments didn’t copy Arduino’s idiotic header spacing scheme. That is a random chunk of perf board, with some wire-wrap female header soldered 1.8″ apart. No bending leads, no etching my own perf board, nothing. It’s just friggin easy.
You can look up his writeup here.