Lead bender tool
This is a parametric (OpenSCAD!) lead bender tool. It's very simple, but it works for me.3D printer parts and enhancements
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This used to be on Thingiverse at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:33954 but I moved it to YouMagine. Now that you can drag and drop the images and transfer the files by copy-pasting of the URL, this is quick and easy :)
3D printers are productivity enhancers, if you ever get past the fact that it's mesmerizing to keep staring at them. I'm still working on that :)
This is a parametric (OpenSCAD!) lead bender tool. It's very simple, but it works for me. I've also included a wider version that can be used to bend an entire strip. Currently it's set to the spacing on the PCB I'm soldering. You can adjust it to the width you want.
It's first version could be improved/derived in at least two ways:
- a version with many different widths. This is now done by HipsterLogic: thingiverse.com/thing:6703
- a little rim that allows you to bend a notch into the leads that keeps the components hanging in place on the PCB without having to bend the wires on the back of the PCB.
- mrBug's improvement (included and credited to him!)
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