Introduction: DIY Jumper Wires (male to Male)

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A jump wire, is a short electrical wire with a solid tip at each end (or sometimes without them, simply "tinned"), which is normally used to interconnect the components in a breadboard. Follow this procedure to make your own.

Step 1: Gather the Requirements

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Step 2: Measure and Cut Wires From the Ribbon

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Make the length to suit your requirements.

Step 3: Separate Every Header Pins and Wire

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Step 4: Strip the Sleeve and Twist the Wire

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Step 5: Fix the Header Pin in Octopus. Check the Link for Build Instructions -->> Octopus

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Step 6: With the Help of Helping Hands Solder the Pin to Wire

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Apply flux

Tin the tip

Solder

Step 7: Insert Heat Shrink Sleeve and Shrink It With Hot Air Gun

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Step 8: This Video Might Help You

Step 9: Happy Bread Boarding.

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Comments

AnhL27 (author)2016-07-22

I have done this before , but now I use cheap dupont jumper crimp to void paintful soldering. Another option , buy dupont jumper wire ( even cheapper than buy crimp!) , cut by half and extend with your wire.

If there is pain involved when you are soldering you may be doing it wrong. :-)

he, may be. I think my material quality not good so it not easy to stick the wire to tiny pin. If i solder too long -> the plastic melt down. I just find it much easier to use crimp, fast and clean.

chrisjlionel (author)AnhL272016-07-24

Yes that plastic piece will melt down and change its position. Apply optimal heat to avoid that situation. Practice will help.

AnhL27 (author)chrisjlionel2016-07-24

yes, that basic skill need practice .

millerman4487 (author)2016-07-22

You can also use staples to form shorter connections between pins on a breadboard

That's a new information. Thanks for sharing

DylanD581 (author)2016-07-21

These are great for prototyping! Nice DIY jumpers.

chrisjlionel (author)DylanD5812016-07-21

Thanks

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