We’ve recently grown annoyed with the slightly bow legged stance DIP ICs ship with (it makes inserting them into sockets ever so frustrating). Rather than continue to spend longer than we liked on less than perfect results we decided to make ourselves a little jig to help out. Simply slide the IC along the channel and the two bearings ensure the ICs pins are bent straight and ready for insertio
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I like this. There are commercial products out there (Jameco:http://tinyurl.com/2da7o72 $7.95) and if that floats your boat, good. But there’s something satisfying about rolling your own simple solution that Just Works.
Nice tool, but bad choise of matrials I think.
The plexi glass can build up static charge which can zapp the IC.
Aluminium profile is a better material in my opinion
I think this is an excellent idea, I’ll definitely be making one of these.
I was so impressed I “reblogged” this on my site – gave you the credit and a link – hope that’s OK.