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Use extra-long headers to hold a board on a pogo pins testing jig

Pogo Test Rig Holder 1

Pogo Test Rig Holder 2

Great update to our tutorial, use extra-long headers to hold a board on a pogo pins testing jig. Starlino writes –

Adafruit has a nice tutorial on how to build a neat testing jig that allows you to test a breakout board without having to actually solder the header.

So I decided to build one for  the the acc_gyro boards. But how do you hold the board in place ? Using screws is secure but takes long time to put a board in and out. I needed a faster way to test a larger amount of boards.

Well after several experimentations with velcro tape, rubber bands , and even custom fitted clamps made out of polymorth , I arrived at this simple solution, just use some headers with extra long leads , the pictures tell it all…


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1 Comment

  1. Sounds great. Where can you source female headers with long tails? I’ve only ever been able to get them custom made at Samtec.

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