[sdiy] Chip pins/legs for DIY drop-in DIP

MTG grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com
Fri Sep 16 06:07:51 CEST 2016

The issue with machined headers, for me, is I cannot afford the mm or 
two of lost vertical space due to the plastic that holds them together.

This solution makes my board much closer to the size of the chip that it 
is replacing. These flip-pins might be a lot easier than what I am doing 
now (which is using long Arduino style headers and cutting off the heads 
so to speak).


On 9/15/2016 7:51 PM, rsdio at audiobanshee.com wrote:
> Thanks. These are certainly better than square headers pins, which are too large for most IC sockets. However, what's wrong with the tried and true milled round pins that are available in strips? I haven't sourced them in a while, but I used to buy them in strips and just cut the number of pins needed in each row. Very safe for breadboards or sockets and they don't bend.
> These Flip Pins sure look fancy, but it seems that they'd be as fragile as standard IC pins - which is to say, too fragile.
> Brian
> On Sep 15, 2016, at 5:57 PM, MTG <grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com> wrote:
>> This was brought up a long time ago, but the short comment is that someone finally delivered. Check these out if you make any type of PCB that pops into a socket or breadboard:
>>    http://oshchip.org/products/Flip-Pins_Product.html
>> GB

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