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[DPRG] DPRGlist Digest, Vol 95, Issue 21

Subject: [DPRG] DPRGlist Digest, Vol 95, Issue 21
From: Paul Bouchier paul.bouchier at gmail.com
Date: Mon Apr 30 09:51:04 CDT 2012

Thanks Glenn, David, & everyone who responded. I guess I didn't
recognize a servo-extension cable when I saw one :-( but I knew what I
needed it for.

Paul

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 9:47 AM, David Jannke <david at jannke.com> wrote:
> Paul I think those are just standard Futaba connectors either with the male
> pins inserted into the male plastic end. Both are available here:
> http://servocity.com/html/futaba_male___female_set.html
>
> You should be able to get the same result by carefully pulling the pins from
> the Tanner extensions using a razor blade to carefully lift the plastic
> tabs. Note" Break them and the plug (but not the pins) will be useless.
>
> I have similar cables custom made, sometimes for higher amperages and
> thicker wires. If you have a specific type you're looking for I could
> probably include them in my next order.
>
> Dave
>
> On 4/30/2012 7:29 AM, John Dolecek wrote:
>
> Cool! I've always found that making wiring harnesses for complex projects is
> one of the most time consuming and least exciting parts of the experience.
>
> Thanks!
>
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 1:02 PM, <terry at yourduino.com> wrote:
>>
>> ---------------------( COPY )--------------------------
>> > Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:34:19 -0500
>> > From: Paul Bouchier <paul.bouchier at gmail.com>
>> > Subject: [DPRG] Cheap source for Vex sensor cables
>> > To: dprglist at dprg.org
>> > Message-ID:
>> >
>> > <CABfe6oSyp74o6=27y56QGON4cRFNPVkBKEvXKOwPGWMBuPmPfg at mail.gmail.com>
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>> >
>> > 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.
>> -----------------( END COPY )----------------------
>>
>> Take a look at these cables at $0.15 each:
>> http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=149
>>
>> Add these pins and either end can be male or female:
>> http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=241
>>
>> Or use these with individual ends:
>> http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=193
>>
>> Lots of cable how-to here:
>> http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/Cables
>>
>> DISCLAIMER: Mentioned stuff from my own shop...!
>>
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