After investigating this idea I found a superior solution using a power cell in the clamp and conducting a small charge through the chassis to the silicon. This way you do not have to drill the graflex to make a window for pogopins. Additionally I did not find a suitable pogopin for clearing a 1.5mm wall thickness.
First Post, apologies if this has been vetted before.
I am building a Graflex with a removable chassis around the Saber Armory 1" removable blade holder.
Therefore if I implement clamp buttons they must be able to engage/disengage with the internal chassis when removed.
My Idea is to drill an access hole into the top half under the clamp, and add a pogo pin connector to a Shtok Clamp switch.
Obviously the chassis would have to be modified to add pick up points....
My Concerns are
- Can the pogopin handle for shearing forces as the upper inserts and rotates to reveal the pogopin window
- Adding a slotted hole to the Graflex Upper might weaken the hilt, (maybe make holes round instead of a slot for strength?)
- Creates possibility of grounding to hilt
I have found from some research that "Ballhead" Pogopins are designed for this, however it's a matter of finding one that can depress the same wall thickness as the Graflex shell.
Looks like I've found a possible candidate for a ballhead pogopin designed for lateral movement with 1.4mm of travel....