Author Topic: Can I cut this pins in the back of Ergodone PCB?  (Read 8986 times)

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Offline henriquebach

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Can I cut this pins in the back of Ergodone PCB?
« on: Mon, 17 April 2023, 21:17:29 »
I bought the Ergodone kit (an Ergodox clone) with the PCB, stabilizers and acrylic case, but when I was assembling the keyboard, those pins in the back are too long, blocking the bottom plate from closing.

Since I'm new with soldering (this is my first) I preferred to not cut the wires and instead drill holes in the case (not a big deal because I didn't like the transparent case, but it was the only one available, I'm going to put some vinyl stickers or create one with MDF in a near future).
I fixed the problem with holes in the bottom plate, but I'm wondering if I can shorten them without damaging the keyboard?

Offline vvp

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Re: Can I cut this pins in the back of Ergodone PCB?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 18 April 2023, 06:13:46 »
You can can shorten them to about 2 mm length.
Use sharp cutting nippers so that you do not exert bending force on the pins.

Offline henriquebach

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Re: Can I cut this pins in the back of Ergodone PCB?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 20 April 2023, 22:32:26 »
You can can shorten them to about 2 mm length.
Use sharp cutting nippers so that you do not exert bending force on the pins.

Thank you!