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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.

The 10-piece kit is sold for $60CAD+shipping.
See my ebay listing:


Two different type 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.

  • The boom has two axis of micrometric adjustments: up-down and left-right
  • The boom also has a vertial swivel from its base for “coarse” adjustment of needle height
  • Two different lengths of booms.  Kit includes two of each
  • Super low profile PCB holders 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
  • 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 robust PETG plastic

Kit contains:

  • Four 2-axis micrometric booms, 2 long and 2 short
  • Four pawn-style PCB holders
  • Two corner-style PCB holders


  • You may need a T7 Torx screwdriver to adjust friction of boom
  • If you want to tighten the copper wire, a T5 Torx is required
  • If you don’t have small Torx, a small jeweler’s flat heat screwdriver will work
  • Steel plates shown in photos are NOT included

Leverage the full potential of your 4 channel scope daily !