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I'm working on a decorative PCB and I want the ability to hang it up on a wall conveniently. I was trying to think of something that would work similar to the saw tooth looking piece in this example

Frame Holder

One requirement is that is has to be a surface mounted part. Something I thought of was a test point ( https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/harwin-inc/S1751-46R/952-1478-1-ND/2264564 ), but they don't seem to come in a large enough size to work. The other thing I thought of was using a battery holder ( https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/linx-technologies-inc/BAT-HLD-001-TR/BAT-HLD-001-TRCT-ND/5803803 ), which could work alright but is still a bit small.

I wanted to see if anyone had any ideas for common SMD electronics parts that could work with a household nail or screw.

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    \$\begingroup\$ My hunch is that anything surface mounted will be at risk of ripping the pad off the PCB. This doesn't take much force, at least with normal-size pads (on the scale of mm). Otherwise I would just suggest two big pads to hand-solder a wire between, to be hanged as larger frames. My second suggestion is to glue a normal attachment to the PCB. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 19, 2019 at 23:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'd recommend browsing the pcb hardware vendors, like Keystone Electronics or RAF Hardware. You might find a fuse holder or a test point or something that will work for you. \$\endgroup\$
    – The Photon
    Nov 20, 2019 at 1:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AndersPetersson I knew I was overthinking it, thank you for the two big pads with a wire between them idea! \$\endgroup\$
    – Colin
    Nov 20, 2019 at 17:43

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There is such thing as PCB cut-out. You can make it exactly in a shape of sawtooth hanger near the top of pcb.

Another simple option is to use right-angle rectangular header with pins facing down. If your PCB is heavy you can use either shrouded or dual row headers.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ It was the simple options I overlooked I was looking for. A standard pitch rectangular header should work great with a standard nail. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$
    – Colin
    Nov 20, 2019 at 17:43
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Try using SMT PEM Nuts this may work you will need to choose a low profile Nut.

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