Pogo pins + laser cutter = test fixture

Eric Gunnerson made this DIY pogo-pin test jig: I decided to build a pogo-pin test jig, and since the approach I came up with was different than the other approaches I’ve seen I thought it would be worth sharing. I’m going to be targeting my laser cutter for fabrication, though I could have chosen to […]

Pogo pin test board for ADB-USB Wombat

A pogo pin tester for the ADB-USB Wombat board from Big Mess o’ Wires: Here’s a test rig for the ADB-USB Wombat board: my first-ever project whose sole purpose is to facilitate testing of another project. It uses spring-loaded pogo pins to create a bed of nails that fit into test points on the Wombat board. […]

Open hardware pogo-pin programmer

Ethan Zonca of Protofusion writes: The PogoProg is a small open source hardware pogo pin programming solution. The PogoProg does not need a physical connector on the board, it uses surface-mount pads for signals and thru-holes for alignment. Two standard footprints are available, the smallest of which takes up very little space–only 7.6mm x 1.2mm! […]

Another DIY programming pogo pin connector

Lately we’ve been experimenting with pogo pin connectors for programing our boards. Beth designed another DIY ICSP pogo pin connector using two PCBs to align the pogo pins properly. One board holds the pin connections, and the other stabilizes everything for alignment. In the end I decided to use two pcbs to make the pogo […]