Make Your Own Hobby Jumper Cables

Introduction: Make Your Own Hobby Jumper Cables

About: I love robotics and all things electronic.

My budget is small, so these can save some money and help your soldering skills.


Heat shrink tubing

As many alligator clips as you want

Solder and iron

Red and black wire

Hair dryer or heat gun

Multimeter (opt.)

Step 1: Soldering

Put your wire in one clip and turn on your iron. Touch the solder to the tip of your iron and let it drip onto the wire and clip. The end with the wire is the non-clip end, look at the pix to see what I mean.

Step 2: Testing

Take your multimeter and clip one cable on to the leads of your multimeter. Turn it on to the continuity or lowest ohm setting and it should beep or show a very low ohm reading. If you don't have a multimeter, don't worry about this step.

Step 3: Done

Use for testing circuits and fun!

Thanks for reading,


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    1 year ago on Step 3

    Thank you for your contribution to the maker community.
    I have made up some jumpers like this. They can be very handy and helpful.
    I see that you have completed the "Electronics Class". That's super.
    If you want to create even better soldering joints, you can by improving your soldering knowledge and skills. May I recommend that you check out these:
    Steps 3&4 of
    and steps 3-5 of
    I hope you'll find these helpful.
    Best to you and all your efforts, Ron


    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you very much!
    I will check out those.