Sometimes, I need an easy way to connect some remote part of a project to the main board. A simple way is to use a standard such as RCA cables. But rather than spend $10 on a couple of packages at the store for a random amount of lengths I don't want, I could get the exact length I want by making them myself. Of course, there are many ways to connect two things together, but this particular project is for a friend, and I would like to make an easy way to replace the cables if one of them stops working. In that case, he could just go to the store to buy a replacement.
In case you are curious, these four 10' cables will be used to connect these buttons
(player buzzers) to the main control box housing the circuitry and this large timer display
. The entire apparatus is for a Jeopardy style quiz game to be used my friend who teaches high school science classes. The complete project description is available on my website
Let's get to it!