DIN Rail mounts

Hello!
For the three development boards I use here, a company DINrPlate has created several different style boards who can be mounted on a standard DIN rail. The boards support the several different style Raspberry Pi boards I have here. They also make one who supports the two type of name branded Arduino boards that I am familiar with. (I don't use the Mega board but I am aware of it.) They also show on the site a NetDuino who I do use on that board. It is an N3 model as it happens.

Does Parallax have any plans to create or support a mounting widget for their different systems?

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Comments

  • Those are nicely-designed and very functional-looking fixtures. Which of Parallax's products do you think would benefit from DIN mounting like this?

    -Phil
    “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Those are nicely-designed and very functional-looking fixtures. Which of Parallax's products do you think would benefit from DIN mounting like this?

    -Phil

    Hello!
    Yes they are.
    And an excellent question. I was certainly thinking of the Prop One design. And then the Prop One project board. But then again most of the Prop One boards would be a good fit. Except the Badge. The Flip Chip design would need a board to support it, as would the Mini however. I am as most of here know still supporting the Stamp 2 so I also included that in the mix. This is where reason tends to take a back seat, as I'm not even sure how such a mounting widget could be fabricated.

    For example when I saw an N3 poking out on the one for the A*duino board, I immediately thought of one of my bleeding edge contraptions mounted that way. And again I wasn't sure how to go about mounting the Stamp 2 on its BOE board....

    Prior to seeing that firm's ad in a magazine not too long ago, Mag Pi 71 in fact I associated the DIN Rail with pure industrial stuff, and a company called Phoenix Contact has an amazing product line for it, as do the usual other names.
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  • Access to a 3D printer? You could always just print your own setup from one of these things:
    https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=din+rail

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2659908
    That one looks like a clone of the DINrPlate
  • Access to a 3D printer? You could always just print your own setup from one of these things:
    https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=din+rail

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2659908
    That one looks like a clone of the DINrPlate

    Hello!
    I agree the second one does look like that.
    At the moment such a printer does not live here though.
  • Buck,
    I was looking through supplier catalogs and came across cheap (USD8) pcb holders that can be used to hold Prop boards.
    The downside is that you are limited to their pcb widths - in this case 71mm or 100mm!
  • I now avoid DIN rail most of the time.

    My new method of mounting components is via neodymium magnetic feet for my standoffs.

    No drilling/tapping required to mount the rail and components are easily relocated.

    Magnets are dirt cheap on AliExpress or Banggood.
    Failure is not an option...it's bundled with the software.
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