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Powerpole fused distribution board

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Brian Dorey writes: We use Anderson Powerpole connectors on our ham radios and other 12 volt accessories in the house and we had always used leaded plugs connecting to a central point with inline fuses on each one. There are commercial Powerpole distribution boxes available but they are very expensive and...

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NEW PROTOTYPE: Premium Make Your Own Keyed Cable Kit

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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 Keyed Cable Kit from Dangerous Prototypes contains enough housing and sockets to make...

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NEW PROTOTYPE: Premium Make Your Own Cable Kit

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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...

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Eagle Parts: 5mm pitch terminal blocks and an SMD USB A-type female connector

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Today we added 2pin, and 3pin 5mm pitch wire-to-board terminal connectors, and a SMD USB type A female connectors to our Eagle library. Pictured above is the 2pin terminal connector. (more…)

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Bus Pirate to breadboard cable hack

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Joe Desbonnet writes that he's found a quick and cheap Bus Pirate to breadboard cable hack. "I needed to check out a I2C temperature/humidity sensor with the Bus Pirate on a breadboard. So I hacked this connector comprising a short length of 10 wire ribbon cable, a 5x2 IDE connector...

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Fragile connectors on the SparkFun Nokia knock-off

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Fragile connectors on the SparkFun Nokia knock-off LCD are a headache. They're not rated for multiple insertions, but we can usually move them very carefully on a final prototype. A mating connector we soldered must have warped from the heat. It ate two LCDs right away. On the right is...

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