DEC handles

Joseph Lang joe.lang.0000 at
Tue Sep 29 11:33:46 CDT 2015

There's a surplus place here in Orlando that has a bin full of dec style handles in white. Google skycraft surplus. Their web site doesn't do justice to the store. You never know what you will find. I got an 11/23 with dual rl02 there a few years back. It's Orlando's second favorite attraction ;-) 

> On Sep 29, 2015, at 11:39 AM, "Vincent Slyngstad" <v.slyngstad at> wrote:
> From: Noel Chiappa: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 5:57 AM
>> Hi all, does anyone know of a source for the plastic handles on DEC Flip Chip
>> modules (single, double and quad)? Magenta would be great, but really, any
>> colour would be acceptable, if magenta's not available. (And no, I don't want
>> to salvage them from otherwise useless cards!)
> For a one-off, you could print the .stl file for the most
> common type from here (note: inches!):
> or have an outfit like Shapeways do it for you.
> If you're wanting a number of them, it would be worth
> it to make an RTV mold and cast them in two-part
> resin from an existing original.  The shape is pretty
> simple, and the geometry is large/coarse enough to
> be fairly forgiving.
> Douglas Electronics still sold them last time I checked,
> but I can't find them on their new website:
> For attachment, small zip ties work surprisingly well, as
> do the softer pop-rivets (put the flange side on the back).
>   Vince 

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