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Offline walkercreationsTopic starter

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Standoffs
« on: October 10, 2009, 08:14:54 PM »
I searched the forums for information on standoffs but wasn't able to find anything that I could use. There was one post that listed metal standoffs at Sparkfun but I'm not sure if I want to go with metal standoffs or not. Does anyone know of a place that sells standoffs made out of anything other material than metal or is there a tutorial anywhere that tells how to make them?
Peter Walker
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Re: Standoffs
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2009, 09:57:14 PM »
Check McMaster-Carr. They carry nylon stands-offs and spacers in many sizes.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#spacers-and-standoffs/=40a1ur

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Re: Standoffs
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009, 10:09:08 PM »
A craft store that carries beads might have a type that is a plastic cylinder. These beads come in bunches of colors, usually a sample bag that will cost you $5 for a lifetime supply. They are about 1/4 inch long and work with #4-40 screws. Perhaps with #6-32.


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Re: Standoffs
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 06:21:25 PM »
home depot has some and lowes probably has them too. The beads above can be melted with a clothes iron which will somewhat melt them together.

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Re: Standoffs
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 02:26:37 PM »
A craft store that carries beads might have a type that is a plastic cylinder. These beads come in bunches of colors, usually a sample bag that will cost you $5 for a lifetime supply. They are about 1/4 inch long and work with #4-40 screws. Perhaps with #6-32.





#4-40 only, not #6-32. The height of these is 5mm. Stacking them lets you space your boards every half centimeter.

 


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