When you see it done you suddenly wonder why it is you haven’t thought of it before.  A rig you are working on has random crashes that seem to possibly be caused by electrical shortages, as it is stable out of the case but not inside.  You see that it uses metal standoffs and spend a while fighting with washers between the standoffs and the PCB, try using less than what you consider a safe amount and even try scavenging plastic standoffs from other systems.  All this time the answer has been as simple as snipping off a few equal lengths of nylon tubing.

“Curious Inventor posted this helpful tip for making your own standoffs on the cheap using 1/4″ nylon tubing. PCB standoff prices almost always make me grumble a bit – I’ll have to give this one a try sometime.”

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