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General Discussions => Machine Shop => Topic started by: Rochey on April 12, 2019, 09:20:09 PM

Title: Jigs and fixtures for populating through hole parts
Post by: Rochey on April 12, 2019, 09:20:09 PM
I just uploaded a video on making jigs/fixtures for populating through hole parts.

https://youtu.be/l6mTQQfBxbA

stuff that I wish was available when I started in this mess! :)
Title: Re: Jigs and fixtures for populating through hole parts
Post by: john12ax7 on April 12, 2019, 10:01:58 PM
Thanks for sharing.  How do you like Fusion 360 vs Inventor vs Solidworks  (if you've compared them)
Title: Re: Jigs and fixtures for populating through hole parts
Post by: Rochey on April 12, 2019, 11:46:37 PM
I used inventor previously. never dabbled with solidworks.

Fusion360 is good because of the community, not just the software. Any problem you have is a youtube away from being resolved.

the learning curve with Fusion360 is not very hard either. For the kinds of stuff that I do, I was able to do the basics, such as basic enclosures within an hour or so.  It seems that the hardest thing is to know what order to do things in, and make sure things are constrained. I suspect those skills will cover me whichever toolchain I go to.

/r
Title: Re: Jigs and fixtures for populating through hole parts
Post by: [silent:arts] on April 13, 2019, 03:37:31 AM
I'm sure you will like this, but only 16 hours left to watch it some workbench developments from Elysia:
https://www.instagram.com/stories/elysia.audio/
Title: Re: Jigs and fixtures for populating through hole parts
Post by: john12ax7 on April 13, 2019, 04:43:27 PM
Mostly looking fur sheet metal design.  Will give Fusion 360 a try.
Title: Re: Jigs and fixtures for populating through hole parts
Post by: Rochey on April 13, 2019, 05:31:28 PM
That elysian tour is amazing.
Title: Re: Jigs and fixtures for populating through hole parts
Post by: ruffrecords on April 14, 2019, 04:53:46 AM
I was just looking at your 3 button design because I quite like the push buttons. However, they no longer seem to be available from Rapid and diypartssupply.com seems to has disappeared.

Cheers

Ian
Title: Re: Jigs and fixtures for populating through hole parts
Post by: Rochey on April 14, 2019, 10:39:47 AM
Ian,

I still have some of them available at: https://expataudio.myshopify.com/products/pb613-momentary-switch-kit

However, I'm also tempted to move away from these for future designs. The LED's for them are nearly impossible to source unless you buy them with the switches. I have a few hundred LED's in the different colors. From then on, they'll only be available in Red. (unless I want to carry multiple inventory items).

Cheers

Rochey
Title: Re: Jigs and fixtures for populating through hole parts
Post by: ruffrecords on April 14, 2019, 03:06:55 PM
Hi Dafydd,

Thanks for the info. Looks like these are no longer readily available so I think I will look for an alternative.

Cheers

Ian
Title: Re: Jigs and fixtures for populating through hole parts
Post by: walter on May 02, 2019, 01:20:43 PM
How do you get from 2:24 to 2:25? I have been interested in something like this, just not sure how to produce the finished product. You have a design on the computer, and then the Item in hand. Is it milled?
Title: Re: Jigs and fixtures for populating through hole parts
Post by: Rochey on November 18, 2019, 03:34:51 PM
Walter - I 3d printed it using a 3d printer I have here at home.

(3d design is exported as an STL file, STL is sliced and converted to GCode using Simplify3d, then it's printed using a CR10 3d printer)

/R