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[DPRG] Cheap source for Vex sensor cables

Subject: [DPRG] Cheap source for Vex sensor cables
From: Glenn Pipe ggpipe at yahoo.com
Date: Sun Apr 29 11:36:19 CDT 2012

Try here Paul:


You can get servo extension cables for way cheaper or get the cable and connectors yourself for even less.

They do sell the connectors and pins at digikey but they cost more there.



 From: Paul Bouchier <paul.bouchier at gmail.com>
To: dprglist at dprg.org 
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2012 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [DPRG] Cheap source for Vex sensor cables
Correction: They're $20 for 4 on the online store ($5 each). $1 each
is mo' cheapa.

On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Paul Bouchier <paul.bouchier at gmail.com> wrote:
> A frequent problem I run into is how to connect X to a Vex controller,
> where X may be a servo, ultrasonic ranging sensor, or whatever. The
> Vex controllers require those crazy male headers which you can't find
> anywhere. You can buy these:
> http://www.vexrobotics.com/3-wire-cables.html at $30 for 4, and hack them up.
>  (OK - I haven't tried Digikey - I guess AMP probably makes the pins
> and shells, along with a million similar-looking things.)
> I just found Tanners has 12" 3-wire M-F extension cables for $0.99.
> They're in one of the 2 areas where 0.1" pitch connectors live. The
> male end has a shroud, but it pulls off with a little force from some
> pliers, exposing the pins which plug nicely into a Vex Cortex. You can
> clip the female end off and terminate to bare wires, or use it with
> 0.1" header strips (which effectively is a M-M connector) to connect
> to another 0.1" pitch female connector such as that of a standard
> servo.
> Don't buy them all up before I get down there to get some more.
> Paul

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