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Need high-precision probing for your electronic circuit?
We’ve just completed the design of a new kit to do just that
It can handle the tiniest IC’s on the market, thanks to the extremely sharp needles.
This 10-piece system is is sold as a KIT TO BUILD YOURSELF for $60CAD+shipping.
See my ebay listing: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Precision-Needle-PCB-Probing-System-Quick-Magnetic-Holders-KIT-TO-ASSEMBLE/263462899775
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Two different types of holders are provided, to be used in combination to maintain the PCB pinned down and steady. The pawn-style holder has a fine thread screw that allows the knob to be adjusted to the desired height. It can pinch the PCB or wedge it as desired.
- Three convenient thumb screws for easy and quick manipulation
- The boom has two axis of micrometric adjustments: up-down and left-right
- The boom also has a vertical swivel from its base for “coarse” adjustment
- Two different lengths of booms. Kit includes two of each
- Super low profile PCB holder at 5mm from base plate, for maximum ergonomy when using a soldering iron or other tools
- Tin coated copper wire 18 gauge allows a stable yet flexible positioning
- Copper wire allows bending and tilting of probes sideways to reach extremely tights spots, even on two adjacent 0.5mm IC pins
- Copper wire can easily be swapped for different lengths, with only two solders
- Can also be used to inject low power signals
- Magnetic base on all parts and anti-slip rubber for perfect stability
- Can hold virtually any size PCB
- Compatible with classic rotating PCB vises
- Easy to sharpen the needle’s point with a fine sandpaper
- Designed for super fast setup time
- Each component is 3D printed from resilient PETG plastic
- Four 2-axis micrometric booms, 2 long and 2 short
- Four pawn-style PCB holders
- Two corner-style PCB holders
- Screws, washers and nylons thumb screws
- 18 and 22 gauge wires
- Rubber pads
- Parts are pre-threaded
- Some soldering is required
- A small Philips screwdriver is required to assemble
- Steel plates shown in photos are NOT included
- Any thin steel plate can be used, like an old PC cover (1mm is ok)
- An insulator is recommended to cover the steel plate. A thin self-adhesive vinyl gives best results
- This is not for high speed signals above a few MHz. It has no coax or impedance control
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