NEW PROTOTYPE: Premium Make Your Own Cable Kit

maker cable kit

How often have you been caught without the right cables? You can salvage an old ugly one from somewhere, or make a last minute part order that delays your project. Never again! The Premium Make Your Own Cable Kit from Dangerous Prototypes contains enough connectors to make an (almost) lifetime supply of cables for standard 0.1″ (2.54mm) headers.

After more than a year in development with Oomlout, our first “OOMP” project box is available. OOMP is a part management system we use in our own workshop to speed development. Rather than making a last minute Mouser part order, we decided we’d rather have a huge bundle of most parts already on hand.

OOMP also curtails another annoying tendency we share with a lot of hackers…the need to touch stuff. We don’t just order a single part for a new project, we order every version so we can experience them all and choose the “best fit”. With the OOMP boxes, we’ve already wandered Huaquiangbei to choose parts we think are high quality, durable, highly available, and affordable. Look for tons more OOMP boxes in the future, and please give us your suggestions too! Read about the rest of the Premium Make Your Own Cable Kit below.

Choose the connector, or combination of connectors, that best fit your project. Slide the pre-crimped rainbow ribbon cable into the connector until you hear a snap. Now you’re ready to go!

2.54 mm (0.1″) Crimp Housings:
1, 2, 3 Pin x50 pieces each
4, 5, 6, 8, 10 Pin x25 pieces each
12, 16, 20 Pin x10 pieces each

Pre-crimped Cables:
100 mm x2 with crimps
200 mm x2 with crimps
300 mm x2 with crimps
40 Wire, 28 gauge
10 Colors (brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, grey, white, black)

2.54 mm (0.1″) Headers:
36 Pin regular x 5 pieces
36 Pin long x5 pieces (great for Arduino!)

Bonus 1:1 Connector Wires
40 Pin rainbow ribbon cable with MALE:MALE ends (180 mm)
40 Pin rainbow ribbon cable with FEMALE:FEMALE ends (180 mm)
40 Pin rainbow ribbon cable with FEMALE:MALE ends (180 mm)

Bonus gear:

A practical tray to organize the parts on a shelf
50 mm binder ring if you prefer to hang the parts bundle on a wall

What is OOMP?
Premium Cable Kit is part of the Open Organization Method for Parts. A project to help your workshop have the right parts available, right now. What to know more? See our expanding universe at OOMP

You can get the cable kit for $45  at Seeed.

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