Breadboard Wire Helper

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Introduction: Breadboard Wire Helper

About: Make it yourself if you cannot buy one!

This instructables show how to build a tool to help make breadboard prototyping easier and neater.

I call it Breadboard Wire Helper.

Step 1: Breadboard Wiring

There are 2 major types of wire for breadboard wiring:

  1. Jump wire
  2. Solid Core Wire

Jump wire, usually Dupont wire, is handy to connect the pins. But it is clumsy when more pins connected.

Solid core wire can be more neat if you can cut the wire just fit the length and make all connections straight. The following steps show how to make each breadboard wire just fit.

Step 2: 3D Print

Please download and print the 3D model from Thingiverse:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3862775

Step 3: Color Decoration

The 3D printed model is in single color but you can decorate it with color pens.

Step 4: Using Guide 1: Count Holes

Count the holes the wire should jump. Then count from left to right, put the wire in the hole.

Step 5: Using Guide 2: Strip Wire Cover

Strip the wire cover outside the left edge.

Step 6: Using Guide 3: Bend Wire

Bend the removed cover wire along the left edge groove.

Step 7: Using Guide 4: Cut Wire

Cut the wire part that over left edge groove.

Step 8: Using Guide 5: Done!

Take out the wire from the Breadboard Wire Helper, now you have a just fit breadboard wire.

Step 9: Take Alone With Your Breadboard Wire

I have modeled Breadboard Wire Helper in various sizes, some can fit into the breadboard wire case. This tiny tools can make the case more professional ;>

Step 10: Happy Breadboard Prototyping!

It's time to make many and many neat breadboard prototype!

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    15 Comments

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    Cheesey125
    Cheesey125

    1 year ago

    WOW what A good idea... if only my mom didn't throw all of my wire away...

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    BraveSierra
    BraveSierra

    Question 1 year ago

    I see 3 .STL files for the helper on the thingiverse page. What is the difference between the v4, the mini_v4 and mini_v1 files?

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    陳亮
    陳亮

    Answer 1 year ago

    mini versions are smaller and can fit in the breadboard wire box

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    BraveSierra
    BraveSierra

    Reply 1 year ago

    What is the unit of measure used in the .stl files? mm or in?

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    陳亮
    陳亮

    Reply 1 year ago

    mm

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    BraveSierra
    BraveSierra

    Question 1 year ago

    I like this tool and will have one printed.
    Question: This instructable shows an example picture of an analog clock with an Arduino Nano on a blue Dev board with a battery down the middle. Do you have an Instructable for that project?

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    BraveSierra
    BraveSierra

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks! I see you have some very cool projects. I find that I have already bookmarked some of them.

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    eranmanor
    eranmanor

    1 year ago

    Is the blue board in the pictures a breadboard or also a 3D printed board that is used with the core wires?

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    JimS282
    JimS282

    Question 1 year ago

    Great little project. Printing one up now.
    Hey, I love the idea of the battery powered breadboard. I assumed this is 3d printed as well. Is there a model available for it?

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    obiwantedj2
    obiwantedj2

    1 year ago

    对我的工作台非常有帮助。 谢谢