This is my first instructable so i hope i have made a good job of it.
Rainbow ribbon cable (you could use IDE/floppy wires also but they are not colour coded).
Glue lined heat shrink tubing
8mm (4-1 ) shrinks to 2mm
3mm (3-1 ) shrinks to 1mm
Male header pins
Step 1: Preparing the ribbon cable
then using wire cutters clip the wires to seperate them and peel them down a bit.
Strip off the tips and twist the tips to stop wires from straying, then solder to hold them together
and to help solder the pins on next.
Step 2: Add the pins
get some of the pins and push them into a bit of blu tack or something that will hold them still enough for you to solder, then add a small blob of solder to the tips of them.I find doing this helps when soldering on the wires.
Now just line up the wire with the pin so that thereis a little overlapping at the tips and give it a tickle with the soldering iron so that the solder on both parts melt together and hold it untill it there a sec for it to cool.