Dumb question re: pcb feet installation

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Dumb question re: pcb feet installation

Postby tzakiel » March 5th, 2017, 8:31 pm

I have got a set of pcb feet for my machine which has a wooden mounting board. It came with 4 screws to attach the board to the feet.

How do I attach the feet to the board? By that I mean, what screws should be used, and also how do I accurately/easily mark or measure where to install the feet to the board?
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Re: Dumb question re: pcb feet installation

Postby crunchywasp » March 5th, 2017, 8:50 pm

I just use short woodscrews either with a countersink head or flat washer head depending on whether the pcb feet are countersunk or not.

I attach the feet to the pcb, offer it up to the mounting board, then mark the positions/make pilot holes with a bradawl.
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Re: Dumb question re: pcb feet installation

Postby Sumez » March 6th, 2017, 8:53 am

I don't remember who I copied the idea from, but I've seen it around several places - instead of screwing the feet into the board, I just hang them on two hooks hanging over the side of the board. Makes switching out PCBs extremely quick and painless.
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Re: Dumb question re: pcb feet installation

Postby cools » March 6th, 2017, 11:06 am

Take board out of cab. Screw feet to PCB. Place PCB with feet on board. Take four short woodscrews and screw into board.
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Re: Dumb question re: pcb feet installation

Postby cthulhu » March 6th, 2017, 10:23 pm

Sumez wrote:I don't remember who I copied the idea from, but I've seen it around several places - instead of screwing the feet into the board, I just hang them on two hooks hanging over the side of the board. Makes switching out PCBs extremely quick and painless.


This. It works great.

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Re: Dumb question re: pcb feet installation

Postby NoAffinity » March 6th, 2017, 10:29 pm

I've gotten to using skinny nails with a "brad" head, for my big blue and now for my aero city, both of which get games swapped frequently. Same concept as the hanging hook. Just drive the nail in at an angle that will have it angled slightly upward when the board's PCB feet are hung on them.

Am I crazy for that?
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Re: Dumb question re: pcb feet installation

Postby philbee » March 6th, 2017, 11:12 pm

I stick some of mine down with sticky foam. Hard to see in the picture
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Re: Dumb question re: pcb feet installation

Postby KmanSweden » March 7th, 2017, 7:25 am

philbee wrote:I stick some of mine down with sticky foam. Hard to see in the picture

I like it.. Gonna copy the idea.
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