Magnetic circuit board holder for soldering station

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Wallace

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Just thought I'd share this since I've been battling all kinds of junk that just does not work well, if at all. Problem with using a non-stick pan is while it really is easy to clean up, nothing sticks to it, soooo, good luck taping a board down to work on it. I usually end up chasing the damn thing around with the soldering iron or as a last resort, clamp it in the 'ol helping hands jig. Something about putting a circuit board in an alligator clip is just not right. It's pretty brutal. Found this idea on Thingiverse, glued a pair of Harbor freight 99 cent magnets in 'em and they work really good. I did have to trim the magnets slightly and it's not perfect if you have a board that's populated all the way to the edges, but it's pretty cool. Probably be perfect for assembling Eggtimer stuff.
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Three high fives to whomever it was that designed it. If I could find it again I'd post a link and give proper credit.
 
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I was trying to find the link so I could post it, but if you've ever attemped to use Thingiverse's search function...
 

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"Probably" be better off rotating them 90 degrees when printing? Didn't pay enough attention and had to clean out support material at the top/holder surface so they're a bit rough..
 

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I'm gonna make a scaled down set too. They're a bit tall for the smaller stuff to get a decent hand rest for my shaky old hands.
 

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And....Btw, I've never found a better way to stick differing types of plastics/materials together than plain 'ol Rocketpoxy. I've tested pretty much all I could get my hands on and that stuff just flatout works..
 

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Nice holder. 3d printed jigs and magnets are a sweet combination. Now I just need to remember this lesson the next time I need it...

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I agree and disagree at the same time. I'm constantly cutting, grinding or working with rusty metal and magnets are magnets for that crap. Every magnetic thing I own sooner or later makes me angry. But...They sure are nice when Ya need 'em...
 
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