Flip-Pins are the third generation of the Integrated Circuit (IC) pins designed by Fliptronics for use in products like OSHChip.
You can read a detailed description of Flip-Pins here.
This product page is a special kit of two lengths of Flip-Pins specifically intended for the new Teensy 3.5 and 3.6 .
Teensy 3.5 and 3.6 need two rows of 24 pins. Unfortunately the 24 pin version of Flip-Pins is not yet available, but you can achieve the same result with two 20-pin strips, and one 8-pin strip. To meet my minimum order size, each kit contains enough pins for 4 Teensy 3.5 or 3.6.
Total of 8 x 20-pin Flip-Pin strips and 4 x 8-pin Flip-Pin strips.
To install these Flip-Pins on your Teensy, install the 2 x 20-pin Flip-Pin strips following the instructions here. Position the 20-pin Flip-Pin strips so that there are 4 consecutive empty holes at one end on the Teensy. After these pins have been installed, remove the plastic aligner. Take the 8-pin Flip-Pins strip and remove 4 pins from one end, and place the resulting 4 pins into the empty holes, and the 4 empty positions in the plastic aligner over the adjacent 4 pins of the 20-pin strip that you have already installed. This will align the remaining 4 pins with the rest of the row. solder in the 4 pins. Place the 4 pins you removed from the 8-pin strip back into the plastic aligner, and repeat the soldering process for the other side.
If you don't need all 4 sets for Teensies, you can use them on other products, using the above technique to match the number of pins your other boards need.
The PDF data sheet is here: Flip-Pins-XX_REV_A.pdf
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As I was creating OSHChip, I received many compliments and queries about the pins I use. Almost as many queries as there was for OSHChip. Lots of people wanted to buy them for their own projects. Unfortunately, the cost of the original pins I developed were quite expensive, and required a complex CNC machined brass fixture to hold the pins in alignment for soldering into OSHChip. It was like trying to thread 16 needles all at once. I had a solution, but it was expensive per pin, and the fixture was expensive too. I struggled for about 6 months trying to figure out how to make the pins cheaper, and MUCH easier to work with. The result is Flip-Pins. They are about 1/2 the price of the original pins, and they are easy to work with, both at the hobbyist level in small quantities and also in larger quantities with Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMSs).
Flip-Pins are so special, they are unique.
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