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How to make jumper wires

Hello! This is my first Instructable!

You need jumper wires? Your local shop doesn't sell them? You don't want to wait the mail order to arrive? So make them yourself!
Step-by-step instructions how to make male-female jumper wires.


 
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Step 2: Strip wire

So do like I did:
Strip a bit out of the wire with wire cutters.
Then strip longer part out of the other head.

Step 3: Bend the longer head

So now bend the longer head so it touches the rubber.
Make sure you bend the right head!
It should look like this.

Step 5: Heat the other head

And now put the wire from the heat shrink head to the male header pin.
Then carefully heat the heat shrink with soldering iron. (Again, look at the picture)
Then, finally, it's READY!
USS Sandhu11 months ago
Hi there, great post, and exactly what I was looking for. I need jumper wires, but I need them to be 10 feet long. I'm connecting one end to an LED strip, and the other end to a Raspberry Pi in the next room.

Any suggestions on the type of wire I should buy?

Thanks much,
Sam
BotFIN (author)  USS Sandhu11 months ago
Hi! Use one threaded copper wire, plastic coated, maybe ask your local reseller about this!