Introduction: DIY Jumper Wires (male to Male)

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

Step 2: Measure and Cut Wires From the Ribbon

Make the length to suit your requirements.

Step 3: Separate Every Header Pins and Wire

Step 4: Strip the Sleeve and Twist the Wire

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

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

Apply flux

Tin the tip

Solder

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

Step 8: This Video Might Help You

Step 9: Happy Bread Boarding.

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AnhL27 made it!(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.

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Volthaus+Electronics+Laboratory made it!(author)2016-07-22

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

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AnhL27 made it!(author)2016-07-24

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.

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chrisjlionel made it!(author)2016-07-24

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

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AnhL27 made it!(author)2016-07-24

yes, that basic skill need practice .

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millerman4487 made it!(author)2016-07-22

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

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chrisjlionel made it!(author)2016-07-22

That's a new information. Thanks for sharing

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DylanD581 made it!(author)2016-07-21

These are great for prototyping! Nice DIY jumpers.

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chrisjlionel made it!(author)2016-07-21

Thanks

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