Mcu Programming Jig

by zero_o, published

Mcu Programming Jig by zero_o Oct 25, 2012
0 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps



Mcu Programming Jig by zero_o is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

Liked By

View All

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

Thing Statistics

9771Views 914Downloads Found in Electronics


A pogo spring connector holder for on board programming/debugging of microcontrollers.


If you are an electronics hobbyist who develops PCBs, this thingy is for you!
As one who designed quite a bunch of PCBs with micro-controllers, I often encounter situations where there is no room for adding a jtag connector, or a connector is needed only once for programming, and hence its a waste of space and parts to mount it just for a single programming sequence.
The solution for that is preparing bare touch contacts on the pcb, and use pogo spring pins connector to hold into the pcb and perform the programming. But what happens if we need to do some debugging as well? We can not just hold the connector manually throughout the entire process, we need something to hold it there. This is where the #D printer comes handy!


  1. Apart from printed part to will need:
    a. M3 screw and nut,
    b. M5 screw, a washer, and 2 nuts.
    c. A pogo spring adapter such as this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/250805614388?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

  2. Print the the 2 parts!

  3. If needed, using 3mm and 5mm drill, make sure the screw holes are wide enough.

  4. If you are using the proposed pogo spring adapter, use a utility knife to carve the adapter head do it will fit the holder.

  5. just look at the attached image for clarity.

Happy printing!

More from Electronics

view more

All Apps

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

3D Print a wide range of designs with Treatstock. Easy to use tools to get the perfect result. The global 3D printing network that connects you with high-quality and fast working print services nea...

App Info Launch App

Cool! This is also great for programming ESCs on multirotor aircraft platforms!!!! As Borat would say, "Great success".

If you add a spring under the top washer you could open it like a peg to insert/remove the board.

 You are right. Great idea!

Great Idea.. I have been just holding a connector on my circuit boards with one hand while using my other hand to program my embedded micro-controllers. I will post once I get mine built.