Close

Back to Hacking

A project log for ViaConnect Circuit Board Test Tool

Have a via on a circuit board that needs to be tested, but can’t or don’t have a connector? just use the ViaConnect.

David SpindenDavid Spinden 08/18/2016 at 01:212 Comments

After a summer "break" of staining a deck, hanging with the family, and submitting a change to GPS for a warning message, I am back with an update. I wanted to show how this can automates a process.

Several evaluation and prototyping boards including the Teensy do not include connectors. Adding connectors require soldering...until the Viaconnect. If you are not sure you want to commit something to solder, the ViaConnect can allow you to test.

Say you get a ding and dent item from Sparkfun that just has 0.1" connector vias. How do you test this without soldering a connector? The ViaConnect automates the process of testing to see if the board is working much faster than adding connectors via soldering.

Discussions

David Spinden wrote 08/18/2016 at 02:49 point

That is great timing! Let me know if you have questions or comments. Happy hacking!

  Are you sure? yes | no

Ted Yapo wrote 08/18/2016 at 02:27 point

Timing is everything.  Earlier today I was holding bare wires in through-holes trying to get three of them to make contact at the same time - then I saw this log pop up.  Great idea!  I need to build a bunch of these ASAP...

  Are you sure? yes | no