Step 1: Materials
2 spacers, metal or plastic tubes see picture
2 bolts just long enough to hold the connectors together
Electrical tape or hot glue gun for insulation
Step 3: Step 1 Bolt together
Step 4: Step 2 Wire it up
(Male 9 Pin DB-9)
1 2 3 4 5
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6 7 8 9
Viewed from front, the pin end.
Step 7: Going Farther:
There is lots of stuff on RS232 and connectors to be found by Googling.
Finally a plug for my website, this page a long annotated list of links for electronics and robotics topics, they are intended to be easily enough to be accessible to high school students, but I think many have broader interest : http://home.comcast.net/~russ_hensel/RClub/ProjectLinks.html