New Canadian Distributor! Buyapi.ca
Mar-14 2017

Stickvise has a new distributor in Canada - Buyapi.ca. They are the largest distributor of Raspberry Pi merchandise in Canada and now they stock Stickvise!

This should be a more cost effective option than ordering from a US distributor for all interested Candians!

https://www.buyapi.ca/product/stickvise-the-low-profile-pcb-vise/


Time-lapse video milling PTFE jaws on the Shapeoko
Mar-05 2017

I am using a very inexpensive Shapeoko 3 to produce precision milled PTFE jaws for Stickvise from my basement!

Why don't I have the part molded or machined somewhere else? I project sales of about 200 pairs per year. Molding PTFE is a specialized process because of the very high temperatures, so it would only be warranted at higher volumes or if I could justify a much higher price point. Machining is more typical in this volume range, but outsourcing machining was still too expensive.

To hit the price point I wanted and not commit to large manufacturing runs, I chose to get a machine to make the parts myself. This also meant I could justify having my own CNC at home, which I had wanted for a while.

I'm happy to say the machine is working well and has already paid for itself. Most importantly, I have a new toy that I never would have bought otherwise.

COMMENTS:

    Adam Vadala-Roth

    let me know if you need beta testers for the jaws, my stickvises are all melted lol 


    Raspberry Pi Zero Jaws by bfesser
    Dec-22 2016

    Check these out!

    This is exactly the kind of thing I had in mind for Stickvise - mod and hack to make custom fixtures for holding PCBs. These are a cool set of jaws by @bfesser that not only hold two RasPi zeros, but you can flip them around and hold any size PCB. There is actually a dual and a single jaw set available. Enjoy pics below, if interested in 3d printing these, head over to thingiverse to download.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1985615

    COMMENTS:

      bfesser

      Wow, Alex!  Thank you very much for the mention. :)

      I couldn't find anything on your pages regarding licensing for your STLs and OpenSCAD code, so for my designs I've chosen a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication from the options available on Thingiverse.  I hope this matches your original intent, please let me know if you prefer another.

      Hack the Planet!

        Alex Rich

        No problem, thanks for sharing your design.  I don't have any legalese for my OpenSCAD code, your license sounds fine.  Cheers!


      New Stickvise distributor: Adafruit
      Sep-11 2016

      After over a year of selling through the Hackaday Store I have expanded to add a new distributor - Adafruit!

      https://www.adafruit.com/products/3197

      Super excited to expand the Stickvise audience, Adafruit is a really cool company. They did an amazing job on photographing Stickvise, check out some of the shots they took! Better than any I have taken for sure. Also on the Adafruit product page you can see a great video of Limor and Phil talking about it a little bit.




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