Anyone have spare DipStik sockets?

Grant Taylor cctalk at
Sat Feb 23 12:29:42 CST 2019

On 2/23/19 11:18 AM, Carl Claunch via cctech wrote:
> In the early 1970s a socket to hold multiple DIP chips was being sold 
> under the brand name DipStik. Up to six chips were inserted in a trough 
> in the socket, a top screwed on with thumbscrews on the ends. It had 
> solder lugs on the top and bottom for each of the chip pins.
> We are restoring an old electronic device that was built in part with 
> these, but due to some corrosion we could use replacement DipStik units 
> if anyone has them.

I don't have an answer for you.

But I do think I know where I have seen what you're talking about.

Curious Marc and compatriots—one of whom is named Carl—are restoring an 
Apollo Guidance Computer, and an external Rope Memory (?) emulator that 
has what I believe are the DipStiks that you're talking about.

The DipStiks do seem like an interesting thing.  I thought there was the 
possibility of soldering on both the outside bottom of the trough and 
the top plate that holds DIPs in place.

Sorry, I don't have links to specific videos, much less time stamps 
handy at the moment.

If you're curious to see what I think are DipStiks and / or the Apollo 
Guidance Computer, go check out Curious Marc's videos.  I think they are 
great.  I have found all of Curios Marc's and compatriots projects 
entertaining and enlightening.

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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