[sdiy] Interesting header/socket making tool
vladoman at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 15:26:40 CEST 2022
it's like a 40-pin precision socket but without the plastic, you solder the pins
then remove the carrier and then insert the IC
I've seen them advertised as such in the past...
On 9/30/22 3:05 PM, Loscha via Synth-diy wrote:
> Hellow list,
> I refer to this image: https://imgur.com/gallery/6xsMIur
> No idea what this is actually for.
> When I saw it in the chip tubes we were sorting, I thought it was a heatsink.
> It is a 40 pin former that has 40 machined pins plugged into it. The pins are
> just sitting on. It's like someone dissected several smaller machine pin sockets
> to get the pins out, and you put them on this thing so you can solder them into
> a board to make a 40 pin socket.
> It was purchased in the 1990s from a liquidation sale at a computer
> manufacturing company in Melbourne Australia.
> The other things purchased in the same lot were RAM, some 8048s, UARTs and the like.
> My assumption is that it was to make do when 40 pin quality sockets weren't
> available. These were found in an antistatic tube, and there were 10 of them.
> I'm just baffled by them, however, I feel that there may be a use for these that
> I'm just missing.
> It just seems like there would be a sneaky or odd use application that I'm just
> not seeing.
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