Introduction: Ribbon Cable for 8X8X8 Led Cube

About: AA drgree in Electronic Engineering

Building LED cables for the LED Cube.
This is instructions on how to build the jumper cables for the Arduino board for my LED cube. The following is a list of Items needed:
12’ of 8 conductor ribbon cable                        Tools needed:
  9   8 pin female header connectors                soldering iron
       Solder                                                              Hobby knife
       Liquid flux                                                       Cutters
       Liquid tape                                                     Soldering aids

  most of the parts here can be purchased from E-bay or Jameco Electronics.

Step 1:

  1. Cut 9  16” lengths of 8 conductor ribbon cable. Then use a hobby knife to separate the individual conductors about ¾” down. And strip about an 1/8” of each conductor.                                         

Step 2:

  1. Twist the conductors together and coat each conductor with the liquid flux, then apply solder and tin them all.

Step 3:

  1. Starting from the center two pins solder the conductors to each of the pins on the female header. It will make it easier if you place them in the soldering aids. Work form the inside to out side. Repeat nine times. Mark each cable 1 thru 8 and G.

Step 4:

  1. Once completed apply liquid tape to the solder connections. Be careful not to apply to much. Otherwise you will have to remake the end. For the liquid tape will have leaked down inside of your connector.
             save these connectors they will be used in the next phase when the P.C.boards are developed. I will post theses
              indestructibles once it is finished.