Magnetic PCB Holder

by sneakypoo Dec 28, 2012
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wow your design so awesome and the idea very smart too, thanks for share it !

Hi. I don't know if you are still updating, but i have 10 mm diameter, 2 mm thick cylinder magnets. Can you make magnet holes for mines?

I could, but looking at the list of CAD programs you use, I think you could do this very easily on your own with the files I provided ;)

I am just learning them as an old man :) I am planning to use your design in my class. That's why i asked you could do. It can take much time for me to do lol

This is a really smart and straightforward design. Did you base it on a commercially available product, or come up with the design yourself? I really like this!

I honestly don't remember, it's been so long since I made it. I didn't just copy an existing product, I know that much (or I should say, I didn't knowingly copy an existing product), but I probably saw something that had features I liked and then improved on it.

I did however copy a different design for holding PCBs that I prefer now, the PCBite, but I don't want to post it since it's a straight up copy.

I get that. I've been working on a model to house lenses from a popular glasses brand and don't want to run into issues there.

I'll have to make a couple of sets of these, I could use them for a lot of things including just holding things to metal surfaces at work, and maybe movable cable management. Wish I knew how to modify existing designs (STLs that is)

STEPs added, that should help. For STLs, I've found Designspark Mechanical to be pretty good at doing small changes.

Thanks! I'll make sure to check out Designspark Mechanical too. Best of luck on your future designs :)

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I was wondering, what did you use as a base plate for this, is it galvanized steel? did you just buy sheet metal from a metal supplier and cut it or bought it as-is somewhere?

I honestly don't know what it is. I found a random piece of metal in the garbage room that I salvaged.

Thanks. probably going to salvage something as well...

Hi i got two big black magnet which are strong:-)
The dimensions are 40mmx25mmx10mm.
Can you pleae make a version so the magnet fits in? I dont have solidworks program.

I gave it a shot. I had to widen the part quite a bit and offset the hole to the side since your magnets are considerably bigger than the ones I used. Hope it works for you (and if it does, please post a pic :) ).

thanx :-) you also got the mirrored one? sure i post it when its done,

Now I do hehe. Forgot that one (used to flipping stuff in the slicer).

tomorrow i going to print them

This is really great! What design software did you use?

Thanks :) I used SolidWorks for these.

I wondered if you might have! You can kind of read that in the features. Or maybe it's my imagination.

Would you be willing to share the native SolidWorks files? I have a thought about using taulman's new nylon 618 for these, which might enable the flippers to be incorporated such that it's all a single block with a torsion strip connecting them... if that makes sense? I'd also like to use different magnets and embed them in the bottom using the Sailfish Pause at ZPos feature.


Sorry, this completely fell out of my head. Uploaded now though. Also, share with the class when you're done :)

Oh and don't make fun of how I designed it ;)

Awesome, thanks so much! I'll definitely share what I come up with. And I wouldn't dream of criticizing your design process. I just finished working on a project whose feature tree, after all the different tweaks and feature-adds and modifications, looked like the efforts of a madman. But it worked, and the prototypes were done on time, and the customer is happy. When it's time to move forward, sure, maybe then I'll go back and remodel from scratch. But in development you just have to do what's fastest in the moment.