Super LED Blinkenator 2000 and that J15…An epiphany?

I’m going to be reserved till it actually works…….But, I really think this could actually work

I’m going to try something a little unconventional here.

Lets look at a simple Bill Of Materials (BOM) to make a fully quick fit connector for J15

Total cost – £5.89

That’s quite a lot for a connector, for a board i’m hoping to sell for for a number starting with a 3, or, increasingly likely, in the low 40’s… That total will come down to maybe 1/2 ‘in bulk’ – but we’d still be talking between £2 and £3 , and quite a bit of grief to get those push fit connectors in

Instead, lets put some of the ‘hassle’ on the end user. Do a minor change to the layout to utilise the two existing screws in the case.

I recon, I have a working solution – which costs 10p, but involves Balls!

These ones – Lovely Copper Balls , or similar ones, I’ve not researched copper ball availability just yet! that was the First hit on google!

So, I present , the first trial, that took some balls to do!

Am awaiting new beta boards now to fit and provide the clamping force, it’ll be a few weeks before I get a fully tested blinkenator board shown, the above image is a proof of concept and electrical conductivity!

Author: Bleugh

Early Fourties, Wife, two kids in primary school. Both of us work full time...3 years now Back in Blighty after a decade away...It's a new country for everyone! Still finding time to tinker!

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