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Offline pixelk

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PCBite 2.0 - A new KickStarter for an upgraded version
« on: November 24, 2017, 09:04:39 pm »
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 ) : https://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
The PCBite 1.0 IndieGoGo https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pcbite-the-professional-and-affordable-pcb-holder--4#/
The (very spartan) society website http://sensepeek.com/

The original product :





The 2.0 Addition (the probes arms have M3 thread)







 
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Re: PCBite 2.0 - A new KickStarter for an upgraded version
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 08:36:44 pm »
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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Re: PCBite 2.0 - A new KickStarter for an upgraded version
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 08:51:22 pm »
Can you easily flip your board with PCBite?
 

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Re: PCBite 2.0 - A new KickStarter for an upgraded version
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 09:06:41 pm »
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.
 

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Re: PCBite 2.0 - A new KickStarter for an upgraded version
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 12:52:37 pm »
I know this is bringing a thread back from the dead but I only just discovered this interesting unit. Elektor are the UK agent (and likely Europe as well) for this product and just sent me a discount offer that reduced the cost to 114.95 Euros for the following.....

Large base plate
Small base plate
4 PCB holders
4 probe arms
4 probe heads with pogo pins
4 sets of Dupont test cables for the heads.

I have been intending to DIY just such a unit so this has saved me a lot of time. The Elektor shop discount ends at midnight on 29 July.

https://www.elektor.com/pcbite-kit-incl-4-pcbite-probes-and-test-wires

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Re: PCBite 2.0 - A new KickStarter for an upgraded version
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2019, 04:24:09 pm »
It seems there is only one plate in the kit (which is fine) the other square in the kit is a cleaning cloth.

I still use my 1.0 kit for most of my DIY soldering and it still performs like on the first day.
The plate is a bit dirty from flux residues, but I'm sure I could clean it if I deemed it necessary.
I would recommend it to anyone able to afford it.
 

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Re: PCBite 2.0 - A new KickStarter for an upgraded version
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2019, 04:49:59 pm »
Pixelk,

You are right. I mistook the cloth for the smaller plate  :palm: Sorry. I will correct my post.

Fraser
 


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