The sculpting wire is a nice low-cost DIY solution, but what about alternatives?

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sterling-bairdSterling Baird 10/23/2022 at 06:080 Comments

The sculpting wire is a pretty nice substitute for a gooseneck fixture. The sensor is adjustable yet steady, and additional sensors can be easily added.

However, for a more scalable solution, a gooseneck fixture with an appropriate adapter to connect to the PCB might be a better choice. For now, I'll stick with threading and twisting some cheap wire :)