Click + Slide Assembly Guide 

With the proper hardware in hand, and a simple jig, the Click / Slide assembly is quick and easy.

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1: Set-up a jig

For easy, precise assembly, make an L-shaped (90°) jig by clamping two straight pieces of scrap wood to a table.

The block on the X-axis (right) should be no longer than 2” when you are gluing up 2x3 Clicks or no longer than 1” to glue up 1x3 Clicks. See Step 7 for reference.

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2: Grab the correct Slide

Check to make sure the raised bosses on the Slide match the hole mounting pattern on the electronics component you want to mount.

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3: Insert hex nuts (1)

Insert the 2.5mm hex nuts into the back side of the Slide bosses. Use a screw or stand-off to give you leverage to push the nut in firmly until it seats firmly. A light tap with a hammer may be needed.

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4: Insert hex nuts (2)

Insert 3.0mm hex nuts into the bosses on top of the 2.5mm nuts. They should lie level with or slightly below the surface. The 3.0mm nuts prevent the 2.5mm nuts from moving after the assembly is glued together.

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5: Place the Slide into the jig

Place the Slide into the jig with the raised bosses down and hex nuts up and visible. Always glue the assembly with the Slide on the bottom as shown.

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6: Apply glue

Gloves are recommended for steps 6 and 7.

Draw a bead of super-glue on the top of the CLICK following the pattern shown in blue. Be careful NOT to glue the corners of the CLICK where the springs are located (red X’s). Your Click will not function properly if the springs are immobilized. Spread some glue in the middle if desired.

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7: Final assembly

Place the glued side of the Click down onto the Slide and press both components firmly into the jig and to each other. Follow the instructions on the glue for the proper set time.

Note that the springs on the Click extend beyond the corner of the jig. If your X-axis block is too long, the Click will not align correctly with the Slide.

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8. Attach electronics

Using M2.5 x 6 machine screws, attach your electronic component to the Slide.