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How to obtain plastic standoff boards for prototyping?



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:

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!


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…


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.


Fred I have a bunch of these:

and a bunch of these

and for standoffs I use mostly these

and these

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 and GHI has threaten to make projects boards as well, but they aren’t out yet.


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



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)