Introduction: Hotgluing Erasers to an Arduino

About: I was pfred1 but moved, changed my email address, and lost my password. I suppose worse things could happen.

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.