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'[OT] Mouse Cables Are Awesome'
2009\03\10@185528 by solarwind

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I got sick of stiff and clunky single stranded wire to prototype with.
That sort of wire is great for breadboard, but for veroboards, there's
a lot better wire. This wire needs to be thin, flexible and
multi-stranded.

So I went into my basement and found 20 x twenty-year-old serial mice
with very long cables. They're useless now so I decided to rip the
cable apart and get the wire. There were about 10 wires in each cable
and I had a lot of mice, so this wire should last me a very long time.
It was really easy to strip, solder and use. It bent around things
easily and worked like a charm.

I remember I made a thread about this a while ago and everyone
recommended me stiff, single-stranded wire. I hated using those on my
first prototype. I'm glad I found this new wire in my basement.

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solarwind

2009\03\11@071745 by Russell McMahon

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> It was really easy to strip, solder and use. It bent around things
> easily and worked like a charm.

> I remember I made a thread about this a while ago and everyone
> recommended me stiff, single-stranded wire. I hated using those on my
> first prototype. I'm glad I found this new wire in my basement.

AFAIR the original comments were re wire on prototype boards - where wire
which can be bent to lie where it is meant to be can be an asset. For other
purposes flexible wire is often better - as you note..


  Russell

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