ASK AN ENGINEER is LIVE now! Click here to watch our weekly show with Ladyada!

December 10, 2010 AT 8:29 pm

PART FINDER FRIDAY! – IC sockets

Pt 10649

Protect those chips by socketing them! Ever solder in an IC backwards? weren’t you all like “if only there was a way to hold an IC in place but have it replaceable if necessary!” well you are in luck because today’s part finder friday is all about IC sockets. IC leaf sockets are inexpensive and don’t add too much height. I actually prefer these to swiss-pin. Pick up some common sizes today!

All this and a bag of chips at the Adafruit part finder!


“D is for Diode” – Circuit Playground Episode 4 is out now! CLICK HERE TO WATCH!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!



1 Comment

  1. IC leaf sockets are inherently unreliable. They are a source of intermittent connections. They are as bad as split pin sockets for connectors. Machined pin IC sockets may be more expensive but will not fail to make contact.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.