OpenFixture Takes the Pain Out of Pogo Pins

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OpenFixture Takes the Pain Out of Pogo Pins

[Elliot] wrote in with his OpenFixture model for OpenSCAD. It’s awesome because it takes a small problem, that nonetheless could consume an entire day, and solves it neatly. And that problem is making jigs to test assembled electrical products: a PCB test fixture.

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In the PCB design software, you simply note down the locations of the test points and feed these into the OpenSCAD model.  [Elliot] shows you exactly how to do it using KiCAD. There are a few more parameters of the model that you can tweak to match your particulars, but you should have a DXF outline for a test jig in short order. Cut that out, assemble, and test.

 

OpenFixture Takes the Pain Out of Pogo Pins

Portland Science Hack Day begins tonight

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Portland Science Hack Day at XOXO Outpost kicks off tonight after the Open Hardware Summit!  Opening Lightning Talks start at 7:15 pm:

Here are my slides on Open Source Hardware and Science [PDF]:

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Slides are also shared on SlideShare

Portland Science Hack Day begins tonight