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How to obtain plastic standoff boards for prototyping?


#1

Hello,

I’d like to be more careful with my FEZ Spider kit.
While looking at this catalog item, I noticed some handy black plastic/rubber boards through which multiple standoffs were used to neatly connect things:
http://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/371

Anyone know what the official/industry name is for these black boards and where I can purchase them?
I’d gladly buy them from GHI if they were listed…

Thank you!
Fred


#2

You can either have them custom cut, or you can use Tamiya base plates. I think those are your only options at this time.

Someone on the forum does cut them, if I recall correctly…


#3

The Tamiya base plates are the best commercial 5mm spaced boards to use. You can get them pretty much anywhere and they are ideal for holding stuff together.


#4

Fred I have a bunch of these:

and a bunch of these

and for standoffs I use mostly these

http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?freeText=77594&langId=-1&storeId=10001&productId=77594&search_type=jamecoall&catalogId=10001&ddkey=https:StoreCatalogDrillDownView

and these

http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?freeText=77586&langId=-1&storeId=10001&productId=77586&search_type=jamecoall&catalogId=10001&ddkey=http:StoreCatalogDrillDownView

of course I have other sizes as well, but these tend to be the ones I use most often.

Of course you can order project boards from http://devonboard.com/ and GHI has threaten to make projects boards as well, but they aren’t out yet.


#5

Excellent info, thank you.
I feel my credit card trying to jump out of my wallet after seeing all of this.

Fred


#6

personally I bought a heap of nylon spacers and screws, which I prefer over the metal ones - especially after causing ground plane issues on a Domino when I screwed it down with a metal standoff :-s

I bought mine on ebay - similar to these (but not same supplier)


and
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100-Pcs-0402MSLNY-4-40-x-1-8-Machine-Screw-Slotted-Fillister-Nylon-/271088287404?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f1e1efeac