WTD: Card separators/risers
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Feb 23 16:00:50 CST 2006
> Hi -
> I searched for card separators on Digikey, Code Micro, or Jameco (some
> people call them "risers.") - no specific luck. I have emailed them for
> assistance. In the mean time...
> As I wrote before I am trying to install a small computer board on top of a
> computer motherboard, so that the smaller board is about 9/16" separated
> from the motherboard. There is not much clearance and I want to just make
> it a few hairs above the IC's on the motherboard or I can't close the lid
> of the computer. There are holes in both boards that line up for the
> risers (the small board is made to be attached to the motherboard with
> risers). My local Radio Shack's card separators/risers are either too
> short or too tall.
I beleive what you are looking for are called 'spacers'. In particular,
you want spacers with tapped (threaded) holes in each end.
I can think of a couple of possibilites...
1) Get some rigid plastic tube from a model shop, and use self-tapping
screws through the holes in the board, and screwed into the ends of the tube.
2) Get some hexagonal metal rod, cut to length, drill and tap holes in
the ends. This is a lot easier to do if you have access to a lathe...
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