NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 14:19:26 -0600
From: Barry Lennox
Subject: Re: SMD Cap Test Fixture
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 09:21:40 +1300
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On 13 Jan 2003 11:40:22 -0800, email@example.com (Tom Bruhns) wrote:
>What I like for _quick_ checking of SMT passives is what looks like a
>pair of tweezers. You can pick the part up, measure it, and drop it
>into the right bin. So my ckt, not unlike yours but using a CMOS 555,
>is implemented on a long, narrow piece of circuit board material that
>is one side of the tweezers, with a matching piece that's just a
>ground plane for the other side.
This approach looks good too. I found a while back that smaller
manufacturing jewellers usually have a resonable amount of "scrap"
silver in stock, small chips of sheet and that sort of thing, a couple
of those filed into the right shape would make excellent jaws for the
tweezer. I got about a a teaspoon full of suitable bits for $5, that
was another project, but I'll have ample for the tweezers as well.