What fits a machine pin DIP socket?

Michael Holley swtpc6800 at comcast.net
Sat Feb 18 21:41:29 CST 2006

I tried several types of pins and found the 22-gage wire works well.  I get 
the wire from capacitor leads. Some capacitors have steel leads, these make 
excellent pins. (The leads can be picked up with a magnet.) You can still 
use the capacitor after you trim the leads.

I wrote up how to do this for a ROM replacement for the SWTPC 6800. Look in 
the Users Guide for the step by step process.


J.C. Wren's find of the DigiKey ED2064-ND looks good.

Michael Holley 

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