PCB a Week 8: NU-FitHole hole size helper

in PCBs by DP | 24 comments

Fithole-W600

Mats continues his challenge of designing one PCB every week.  This tool helps to determine exact hole dimensions for screws and other parts.

This weeks PAW will be extremely simple – it’s not even a breakout board, but it might still come in handy for people making PCBs. The FitHole is a tool for testing what drill size that best fits a part that you’re making a library footprint for.

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Comments

  1. Callen says:

    So simple, but yet so very helpful! Great tool for the bench for sure!!

  2. promptcurry says:

    I would love one. It would come in quite handy when sorting/finding parts.

  3. pourcirm says:

    This would be a great tool to have. I haven’t sent any boards off to Seeed yet as I have a few parts I’m worried about lead sizing. This would eliminate that concern.

  4. Chris says:

    I have a large one of these for bolts, but a small one for electronics sized projects would be quite nice.

  5. Scott W says:

    I would use mine to sort all my tiny sized drill bits first.

  6. Keith Pimmel says:

    Neat!

  7. Mountaindude says:

    Would love one – great for keeping tracks of drills and mill bits!

  8. Ross Kerley says:

    This looks like a great tool to keep around! I could have used it last week…

  9. limpkin says:

    that would surely be useful…

  10. Jon Jackson says:

    I would love one of these electronics workbench tools — very useful !!

  11. beth says:

    Nice to have tangible holes ;).

  12. Patrick says:

    I’d love to compare it against iTead’s sample board to see how accurate their samples are.

  13. Adam says:

    This is awesome, how do I buy one? Please email me.

  14. JuKu says:

    This is cool. I hope I win.

  15. kloot says:

    great idea, avoids thosebpesky calipers!

  16. mikelelere says:

    I think this might be a very useful tool. Let’s see if I can get one. Thanks!

  17. Fritz says:

    Simple and great idea!

  18. Grant Tudor says:

    Looks good and quite useful. Can these be bought?

  19. ducksauz says:

    Would love one of these. If I don’t win one, I’ll probably have to get some made.

  20. Veda says:

    Super cool, and really hany :)

  21. Ben Choy says:

    Love to have one. Me pls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Stephen says:

    Sweet! Count me in!!

  23. pietja says:

    Small, simple and very useful.

  24. TiBounise says:

    Would be helpfull for me, I’m messing so much PCBs

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