Introduction: Hotgluing Erasers to an Arduino

The title really says it all. But I have to stretch this out or the article will get rejected, so bear with me here.

Step 1: Why I Did It

Well last night I was watching an introductory video on Youtube about Arduino and the guy has plastered I don't know exactly what it was, but it was all over the bottom of his board. But he had a good idea when he mentioned 4 rubber feet.

Four rubber feet, where to get four rubber feet?

Step 2: Erasers Are Rubber!

I have some reloads for a power eraser, so I cut lengths off of it to use as my feet. But I imagine if someone wants to trash a bunch of new pencils those erasers would work just fine too.

Step 3: Glue the Erasers to the Arduino

I got my hot glue gun good and hot, then I put a spot of glue on each eraser in turn, and stuck it on where a mounting hole is on the board. Put a good glob on the eraser, and push it so it goes up into the hole a little.

Step 4: Profit!

Now I am secure in the knowledge that my Arduino board has little rubber feet to stand on. Which is better than lying flat on its back I suppose? I am running low on honest to goodness stand offs over here. This is dirt simple to do too.

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russ_hensel made it! (author)2016-01-04

Much better to have feet. Putting your circuit down on a wire scrap can end its life. Nice

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pfred2 made it! (author)pfred22016-03-06

Yes it can. Probably better to just attach the board to an insulated sheet. So far I have gotten away with just feet though. When I build kits I stand those off on insulated sheet. I use hardboard pieces for that. There's something about an Arduino board just sitting there that appeals to me though.

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geeksmithing made it! (author)2016-03-06

Why not just buy rubber feet from a store?

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pfred2 made it! (author)pfred22016-03-06

You can. I just happen to have boxes of erasers for my rotary power erasers, so I use those.

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Eric Brouwer made it! (author)2015-09-14

Simple solution to a problem....

I did the same with my Uno's. Except, I did not use the eraser bits. Just a blob of glue from my gluegun.

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pfred2 made it! (author)pfred22015-09-14

Yeah I am starting to run a little low on glue sticks. I need to pick up some more. Hot glue really grabs those mounting holes, doesn't it?

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kcraske made it! (author)2015-09-14

So often the simplest things make for a good solution. I like it.

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pfred2 made it! (author)pfred22015-09-14

Thanks. Usually I cut a scrap of hard board, drill that out, then use stand offs to hold a board to it. But I am running out of stand offs, and that is a lot of work anyways. The eraser bits keep a board up off a surface, and help keeping it from shorting out.

I bet a disposable pen tube would work good too. Slice that up into little cylinders.

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