Robotics Technology
Right-angle IC socket

I like the solution here for a horizontal accelerometer board on a vertical breadboard. At first he had the entire breadboard at horizontal, but this little hack is a more sensible solution.

[This is from the balancing bot project I blogged about earlier]

12 thoughts on “Right-angle IC socket

  1. What are those tines protruding out of the bottom of the circuit board going to the DIP socket called? I can’t seem to find that out, and I need to order some.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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