Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!
Lead Bender (Multiple Sizes)
by HipsterLogic, published
Use This Project
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
This is a tool to bend the leads on a component, such as a resistor, to a specific width to allow easy placment onto a PCB (Printed Circuit Board).
This came about when I recently saw Erik's lead bending tool ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6699 ), saw that he didn't have a version with different widths, and remembered a post on Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories ( http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/obscuretools ) about a resistor lead bender. When I first saw the post, I thought it was a neat tool, but I couldn't do much with it the idea. Now that 3D printing has come along, here it is, the DIY Lead Bender. (Dramatic Music playing in the background... Ok, maybe it's not that dramatic)
A few things to note are: The OpenSCAD file is available and is somewhat commented (If you have questions feel free to ask). Also this has not been printed yet (2/25/11), so it may work, but it might not.
I'll post some pictures of the printed tool once my Thing-O-Matic comes. (Only a few days left! :-D)
In the mean time, here are the statistics for the default STL.
Print Stats: (All stats are approximate)
- Time: 14 min.
- Plastic used: 3cc
- Cost (@ $0.024 USD per CC): $0.07 USD
(Note: These values will change depending on your 3D printer and settings.)
Lead Bender (Multiple Sizes) by HipsterLogic is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- You must distribute Remixes under the same license as the original.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is not allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving HipsterLogic a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure HipsterLogic would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).