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DIY programming adapters

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Sjaak writes: Today came in a new batch of PCBs from DirtyPCB.com, of which one is a new revision of the BlackMagicProbe. This revision is almost the same except it has a polyfuse in its powersupply to the target, a dedicated voltage regulator instead of P-FET, its programming header on...

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Arduino Shield for custom board CPLD programming and testing using pogo pins

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Marcelo Jimenez wrote a post about a shield he did using pogo pins to program and test a CPLD based board. The photo above shows the support for the board to be programmed with the pogo pins at the center, the board itself and the top shield. I have used two...

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Poorman’s OLED test jig

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Baoshi has designed and built this OLED test jig using pogo pins:  I made an inquiry on Dangerous Prototypes forum asking for an ideas about how to make a test jig for the panel. Less than a hour later I received a replay from matseng. He suggested me to use...

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Posted in OLED | 1 Comment »

DIY programming pogo pins

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Menno posted a bunch of links with various ideas for building DIY programming pogo-pins. This tool is handy for programming a batch of boards without attaching a header.We especially liked the idea above, it seems simple and very robust. Check out other ideas below the fold. (more…)

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Poor man’s pogo test pins

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8-lgIph_-LM[/embed] To test his LCD launchpad booster packs, Robg improvised some DIY test connections. Using slightly larger than standard male headers and some rubber-bands, he is able to make solder-less contact between the Launchpad and his LCD booster pack. Via 43oh.

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Alternatives to programming through a pin header

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Menno posts several alternatives to using pin headers for programming microcontrollers. Most use spring loaded pogo-pins make contact with the programming signal pads. Check out more pictures on his Flickr page. Via the forum.

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Using pogo-pins for hardware testing

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Here's how Spark Fun uses pogo-pins to quickly test their products. Pogo pins are spring loaded pins that make quick connections to PCB test points. Test beds are made from a PCB that has pogo-pins aligned with with contacts on the device to test. Sometimes SparkFun includes a microcontroller on...

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