Teardown: ZIF Socket

MrMobileWill teardown 0 Comments

I recently designed a ZIF programmer for an ATmega328p. This will mainly be used for programming the TinyISP-Tuner and preloaded ICs for the FriedCircuits shop. One problem I ran into was the footprint for the ATmega328p has smaller drills than your standard 0.1in headers, which the ZIF socket would fit in. In trying to make it, fit I messed up the metal clips inside the ZIF which made them closed all the time. So here is a teardown of the ZIF socket as I took it apart to fix it by bending the metal clips back into shape. These are from Adafruit Sparkfun sells them as well.

ZIF socket all parts

ZIF socket metal clips
ZIF socket without top
ZIF socket Side

ZIF socket Top

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