Loc-line/gorillapod style arms

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Tim
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Re: Loc-line/gorillapod style arms

Post by Tim » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:32 am

jsc wrote:resistors are installed with one end in the air
Oh, now I get it. 1 kOhm, 1998-2015. RIP (Resist In Peace).

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Re: Loc-line/gorillapod style arms

Post by Dale Reed » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:22 am

Try doing "dead bug" construction. Basically, you have a copper sheet or un-etched PC board on the bottom as a ground plane, you lay DIP components on their backs with the legs up in the air, and do point-to-point wiring on the leads that are sticking up. Just drill a hole where one lead of a component is grounded, and the other end up in the air. Works nice with 30-ga. Kynar wire -- you can use a hand-held wire-wrap tool to put a couple wraps around a DIP leg, then solder for a solid connection.

Very popular with hams back in the early IC days (e.g., 7400-series, 4000-series CMOS, 555/556 timers, LM741/LM324/TL084 op-amps, etc. And TO-220 regulators where the tab is at ground potential (e.g., 7805, NOT 317!). BIG heat sink = happy voltage regulator!

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Re: Loc-line/gorillapod style arms

Post by lem » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:29 am

Try doing "dead bug" construction
Been there. Done that and more.

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Re: Loc-line/gorillapod style arms

Post by jsc » Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:28 pm

I just received my stickvise. It is nice, heavy and well machined. One thing I've noticed is that with the slider being a single rod, the two vise halves can rotate relative to each other until the thumb screw is set tight. But since it is meant to be used on a flat surface anyway, and that stops once you've tightened it up, that's not much of an issue. The thingiverse design does not have that "issue", as it uses two slider rods. I'm glad to have it.

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