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Title: Cut long pins off my Uno??
Post by: laurelmichelle_ on Sep 12, 2017, 12:42 am
I bought the Uno with the long pins on the back by mistake. With the pins, my board won't mount where I need it to. Is it possible to cut them down or would this damage anything?
Title: Re: Cut long pins off my Uno??
Post by: larryd on Sep 12, 2017, 12:45 am
Show us a good image of what you bought.


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Title: Re: Cut long pins off my Uno??
Post by: vaj4088 on Sep 12, 2017, 12:50 am
Sure, just cut one at a time to keep shock levels down, and do not let conductive debris remain on the Uno.
Title: Re: Cut long pins off my Uno??
Post by: pert on Sep 12, 2017, 04:36 am
I believe this is the product:
https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-uno-rev3-with-long-pins (https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-uno-rev3-with-long-pins)
(https://store-cdn.arduino.cc/usa/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1800x/ea1ef423b933d797cfca49bc5855eef6/a/0/a000099_back.jpg)
Title: Re: Cut long pins off my Uno??
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on Sep 12, 2017, 07:57 am
You need what is known as a side cutter to remove the pins close to the board.
Title: Re: Cut long pins off my Uno??
Post by: MarkT on Sep 13, 2017, 01:56 pm
And don't let them fly off at someone, they have considerable velocity.
Title: Re: Cut long pins off my Uno??
Post by: Southpark on Sep 13, 2017, 03:10 pm
Also, wear eye-protection (if no eye protection) - just in case.