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Electronics => Crowd Funded Projects => Topic started by: pixelk on November 25, 2017, 08:04:39 am

Title: PCBite 2.0 - A new KickStarter for an upgraded version
Post by: pixelk on November 25, 2017, 08:04:39 am
I guess, I'll start a dedicated topic as it's a new kickstarter, not just the same product than the one described here (the PCBite 1.0 ) : http://www.eevblog.com/forum/crowd-funded-projects/pcbite-the-professional-and-affordable-pcb-holder/ (http://www.eevblog.com/forum/crowd-funded-projects/pcbite-the-professional-and-affordable-pcb-holder/)

The PCBite 1.0 IndieGoGo got successful and was mentioned at least in a mailbag and in some soldering video from Dave, if my memory serves me correctly.
I bought a 1.0 at full price because I missed the original kickstarter. It was a bit pricey (74€/~ 88US$) but since I got it, it's my first choice wen soldering or de-soldering on a PCB. You get a firm and steady grip on the PCB and as it's flat on your work surface it won't move a bit (much more stable than all the third hands model I tried).

The version 2.0 comes with a larger surface, which is nice for the larger PCBs and a pair of flexible arms to attach probes to. I'm sceptic about the arms ability to stay put in place once moved, but the larger plate is enough for me that I pledged for the "upgrade" tier (253 SEK / ~ 26 € / ~31 US$ - aimed at those that already have a 1.0 kit).

There are other tiers for people wanting the 1.0 and 2.0 together, or even just for the 1.0 (591 SEK / ~60€ / ~72 US$).

You'll need to add postage depending on your country to the price.

They shipped their original crowdfunding in a honourable timeframe, So I'm confident the second one will be the same.

The PCBite 2.0 KickStarter http://kck.st/2B3eHco (http://kck.st/2B3eHco)
The PCBite 1.0 IndieGoGo https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pcbite-the-professional-and-affordable-pcb-holder--4#/ (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pcbite-the-professional-and-affordable-pcb-holder--4#/)
The (very spartan) society website http://sensepeek.com/ (http://sensepeek.com/)

The original product :

(http://stuff.knackes.com/dld/201711/pcbite_329760A7.gif)

(http://stuff.knackes.com/dld/201711/PCBite_holder_small_pcb_blue_xlig91_AF766632.png)

The 2.0 Addition (the probes arms have M3 thread)

(http://stuff.knackes.com/dld/201711/6f720402080c577524b23d09a5b721ba_original_7E27F4F3.jpg_w%3D680%26fit%3Dmax%26v%3D1510472404%26auto%3Dformat%26q%3D92%26s%3D69d723ee629fb4fdbbf42aeeed2f3f93)

(http://stuff.knackes.com/dld/201711/3bb470bd8c0e19638c0af952e7e709cc_original_5444503E.jpg_w%3D680%26fit%3Dmax%26v%3D1510520086%26auto%3Dformat%26q%3D92%26s%3D855bf1c4eb8a30fcff9276c36563988c)



Title: Re: PCBite 2.0 - A new KickStarter for an upgraded version
Post by: popp3r on December 02, 2017, 07:36:44 am
Just picked-up a set of the probes via the Kickstarter to add to my PCBite 1.0 kit!  Awesome product!

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Title: Re: PCBite 2.0 - A new KickStarter for an upgraded version
Post by: P_Doped on December 02, 2017, 07:51:22 am
Can you easily flip your board with PCBite?
Title: Re: PCBite 2.0 - A new KickStarter for an upgraded version
Post by: hli on December 02, 2017, 08:06:41 am
Can you easily flip your board with PCBite?
No. And I think that the only drawback when compared with a 'regular' PCB holder. Its more designed for the 'test and measure' phase. Its isolated washers means you can grip a PCB without fear of shorting a signal.