Bed of Nails

Avoccado° Test Jig

Today in the workshop I’m working on a ‘bed of nails’ test jig. The test jig is a fixture which holds multiple Avoccado° PCBs at once, clamping them down onto a bed of pogo pins.

With this test jig I am able to verify the connections between all of the components on multiple Avoccado° boards at the same time – saving a lot of manual labour.

Avoccado test jig - step one - create the wooden housing
Step one – create the wooden housing.
Avoccado test jig - step two - cut a perspex safety window
Step two – cut a perspex safety window
Avoccado test jig - step three - mount the clamp
Step three – mount the clamp
Avoccado test jig - step four - build a PCB bracket
Step four – build a PCB bracket
Avoccado test jig - step five - mount the PCB bracket
Step five – mount the PCB bracket
Avoccado test jig - step six -
Step six –
Alex Shure

Alex Shure

Shure is a skilled craftsman and inventor active in the field of Open Source hardware within many different projects, trying to push free, libre and Open Source way beyond the world of software - to infinity and beyond, starting with the OPENiT Agency and Shure Open Technologies.