Right-angle IC socket

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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. codesuidae says:

    Good solution. You can sometimes find right angle DIP sockets in old equipment where they’ve mounted 7 seg LED displays.

    Something like these:


  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Yeah, there were some of those old-school right-angled DIPs floating around with TGIMBOEJ

  3. NGinuity says:

    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.

  4. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Are you talking about the header pins?


  5. NGinuity says:

    No, the pins that connect the circuit board in the third picture above to the 16 pin DIP socket.

  6. bob says:

    They come with the accelerometer: http://www.dimensionengineering.com/DE-ACCM3D.htm

    Confronted with a similar situation, I would undoubtedly use cut-off resistor leads or other scraps of wire… I suppose you could pull pins off a header like the one above for a sturdier solution.

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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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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