HOW TO – Make a pogo pin testing jig. For more complicated projects, you may need to have a longer testing procedure in which case we can make multi-step testers that also keep the PCB held down with little ears! The plastic pieces hold down the PCB against the pogo bed.
This tester, when used with a little batch script, performs the following test:
- Reprograms the board’s fuses and flash with a bootloader (via the ISP port). For this part we’re using the Arduino as an ISP programmer (there’s a sketch that does this)
- The computer then bootloads (via USB) a pin-by-pin testing program
- Once the board indicates the test completed, the computer erases the testing program
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Transforming Today’s Bad Jobs into Tomorrow’s Good Jobs
Wearables — Leverage long exposure
Electronics — Why do they call it a breadboard?
Biohacking — Finding the Ideal Glucose Level for a Good Night’s Rest
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.