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Offline ifohancroft

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How do I fit three stabilizers on a PCB?
« on: Tue, 12 October 2021, 18:19:54 »
I am making my own ErgoDox (although I guess it's no longer an ErgoDox if I change the physical layout) and I'm making it with 3 2U keys on the thumb cluster with PCB mount stabs, but I can't really fit them in.

Two are easy as you can just rotate them with the smaller holes facing one another, but no matter how you rotate the third one, either the holes overlap or there's like 1/5th of a millimeter of PCB between them. Technically I guess the screw part of the last stabilizer doesn't need material everywhere around the hole, but the previous stab needs it for the clipping part.

I either get this:

https://i.imgur.com/yDhN4v6.png

or this:

https://i.imgur.com/H2ITFCe.png
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Re: How do I fit three stabilizers on a PCB?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 30 October 2021, 23:27:46 »
Plate mount stabs not an option?
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Offline madrone

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Re: How do I fit three stabilizers on a PCB?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 17 November 2021, 00:29:33 »
Yeah you're probably fundamentally limited by the stab footprint if you can't use plate-mount.