The new Octo+ PCB Workstation, now updated with Crane Arms with Needle Probes (June 2018), is a fundamental tool for your electronic laboratory. Equipped with a rich set of accessories and a wide range of adapters for the most used test clips and probes, it allows making precise and stable connections to the electronic components of any printed circuit boards under test or development.
The new crane arms have been specifically designed for this new tool and they are long enough to reach any point of the circuit board.
The Octo+ PCB Workstation can be easly made even with small 3D printers. The large circular base can be assembled joining multiple 3D printed parts available in different sizes. If you have a 3D printer with a minimum printable area of 185x185mm, you can use STL files 01 and 02 in order to print the whole circular base. If you have a smaller 3D printer with a minimum printable area of 100x100mm, you can use STL files 03, 04 and 05. If you want to assemble permanently your Octo+ PCB Workstation, you can glue the XL base parts together.
The Octo+ PCB Workstation has a 255% larger working area compared to my previous "PCB Workstation with Articulated Arms" (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:801279) and it can fit circuit boards up to 195x195mm or even more (see project pictures).
If you don't own a 3D printer or quickly want to get a fully functional Octo+ PCB Workstation with a large set of accessories, including also a full set of 8 Crane Arms with Needle Probes, it is now available a ready-to-use kit!
OCTO+ PCB WORKSTATION KIT: € 109.90 Euro + shipping
The kit includes the following parts:
1 Circular Base XL with 24 sockets
4 PCB Holders + 4 PCB Holders XL (Hex Bolts and Wing Nuts included)
8 Crane Arms XL with "Needle Probes" (Wired Needles, Hex Bolts and Wing Nuts included)
8 Articulated Arms XL with "Mini Test Clip Hook Grabbers" and custom Adapters
1 Set of 8 Adapters for "SparkFun Alligator Clips"
. . (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/12033)
1 Set of 8 Adapters for "Hirschmann Grabber Clips"
. . (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/grabber-clips/0775704)
1 Set of 8 Adapters for "Hirschmann Spring Loaded Test Probes"
. . (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/needle-point-probes/0775726)
1 Set of 8 Adapters for "Pomona Micro SMD Grabbers"
. . (http://www.digikey.com/catalog/en/partgroup/micro-smd-grabber-72902-series/16004)
1 Set of 8 Adapters for "E-Z-Micro-Hooks"
. . (http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/e-z-hook/XKM-S/461-1012-ND/528233)
1 Set of 8 Adapters for "Saleae and Zeroplus Logic Analyzers Probes"
. . (http://www.amazon.com/Probe-Saleae-Logic16-Zeroplus-analyzers/dp/B005NR440W)
1 Set of 8 Adapters for "Tektronix Logic Analyzers Probes"
8 Wires with Male-Female Pin Connectors for the above-listed optional Test Probes
Please note that the sets of adapters do not include the referred accessories that you have to buy separately. Only the "Mini Test Clip Hook Grabbers" are provided with the kit.
Shipping costs for one package with one kit:
- to Italy: € 13.50 EUR (Paccocelere 3)
- to Europe: € 14.90 EUR (International Priority Mail)
- to USA or Asia: € 17.90 EUR (International Priority Mail)
- to rest of the world: € 21.90 EUR (International Priority Mail)
In order to buy a kit, please pay the total cost (Octo+ PCB Workstation Kit + shipping) to my PayPal ID [email protected]
Then send an email to [email protected] with the following data:
- Name of purchased product (Octo+ PCB Workstation Kit)
- First Name Last Name / Company's Name
- ZIP code
Please feel free to contact me if you need any information or customization of the kit.
The circular base can be printed in 2 colours as shown in the project pictures changing the filament at 69% of the printing process (to be verified in your slicing software).