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    3d printed pin socket that requires no soldering?

    I'm trying to reduce parts in a build and wondered if it's possible to make a pin socket that does not require soldering and the pin is in contact with the wire itself? When I say pin I mean like a gpio pin. I have an idea in mind where the wire is squeezed in place and the stripped end of the wire is supported by a flexible section of the print that applies pressure towards the pin. Have anybody done something like this? I think the design would work but I'm sceptical about printing flexible sections that would not brake or deform over time.

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    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    Jul 2014
    flexible filaments - in my experience - are virtually indestructible.
    Should work fine.

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    May 2018
    I would say, there is a very good reason why contacts are either soldered or crimped..
    Just the first thing returned from "Why electrical connections need mechanical contact"

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