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What the hell are these called?
« on: August 06, 2020, 06:57:02 AM »
The little grounding springs for PCB to enclosure. I have some, I just can't remember where I got them or what they are actually called.
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Re: What the hell are these called?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 07:05:06 AM »
Ah okay, they are just battery contacts. Had a senior moment.
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Re: What the hell are these called?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2020, 08:15:51 AM »
For the ones that are not just repurposed battery contacts, I believe they are called "grounding contacts". Battery contacts are probably more plentiful and cheaper though.
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Re: What the hell are these called?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2020, 08:25:04 AM »
 "Solderless negative electron pathway constructor bridge" or "doohickey" for short.
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Re: What the hell are these called?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2020, 08:30:30 AM »
Some common terms are "Whatchamacallit", "Thingameebob" or, in extremity, "F---ing bl---- piece of g------ sh--."
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Re: What the hell are these called?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2020, 09:02:08 AM »
I believe the technical term is a Faflapathong

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Re: What the hell are these called?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2020, 09:22:10 AM »
I found a cheap alternative. Not the sturdiest piece of kit but should work for what I'm needing.

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/534-243
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Re: What the hell are these called?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2020, 09:46:29 AM »

When I change my guitar strings, I have a few of those lying around afterward.  I've always just thrown them away, but now I know they are worth $0.10 apiece.
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Re: What the hell are these called?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2020, 10:27:49 AM »

When I change my guitar strings, I have a few of those lying around afterward.  I've always just thrown them away, but now I know they are worth $0.10 apiece.

Oh man that is a clever idea!

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Re: What the hell are these called?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2020, 10:49:24 AM »

When I change my guitar strings, I have a few of those lying around afterward.  I've always just thrown them away, but now I know they are worth $0.10 apiece.

You use too many wraps, then!

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