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Do tool-less PCB standoffs exist?

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e100:
Something like this loud speaker grill attachment post and socket, but designed for thin FR4 instead of thick wood.
Obviously it's not as secure as the latching kind, but good enough for a home project where you know it isn't going to be subject to transport shock and vibration.

fourfathom:
Something like these?


https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/keystone-electronics/8890/1885751



https://www.newark.com/wurth-elektronik/709610500/pcb-spacer-support-7-9mm-nylon/dp/94AC5722

e100:

--- Quote from: fourfathom on June 05, 2021, 05:18:31 am ---Something like these?

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Those are the latching kind that require a pair of pliers to release the board.
I'm looking for something that you can just pull away (with sufficient force).

tautech:

--- Quote from: e100 on June 05, 2021, 06:06:27 am ---
--- Quote from: fourfathom on June 05, 2021, 05:18:31 am ---Something like these?

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Those are the latching kind that require a pair of pliers to release the board.
I'm looking for something that you can just pull away (with sufficient force).

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Sure but there are 2 ways to solve that:
1. Make up a hollow release tool that depresses the lugs enough to pull the PCB from the post.
2. File or scalpel the lugs to allow for easy release of the PCB with just some small pull.

e100:

--- Quote from: tautech on June 05, 2021, 07:28:52 am ---
--- Quote from: e100 on June 05, 2021, 06:06:27 am ---
--- Quote from: fourfathom on June 05, 2021, 05:18:31 am ---Something like these?

--- End quote ---

Those are the latching kind that require a pair of pliers to release the board.
I'm looking for something that you can just pull away (with sufficient force).

--- End quote ---
Sure but there are 2 ways to solve that:
1. Make up a hollow release tool that depresses the lugs enough to pull the PCB from the post.
2. File or scalpel the lugs to allow for easy release of the PCB with just some small pull.

--- End quote ---

Requiring the use of a tool would make it the opposite of tool-less (as mentioned in the subject line).
Unsupported nylon is difficult to modify by hand. Essentially you would have to attempt to replicate the design of the speaker grill posts.

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