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livewire516 04-13-2010 11:27 PM

Misplaced Wiring
I have my MPGuino but misplaced the wiring that comes with it.
What sort of wires do I need and what sort of connectors/plugs do I need?

Thanks so much.

dcb 04-14-2010 06:41 AM

The quick fix is to open up a desktop computer and cut off a spare 3.5" floppy power connector and use that, i.e.

livewire516 04-14-2010 10:18 PM

and what should the person do who happens to be without a desktop computer? i was wondering along the lines of part no. from a radioshack or something.

dcb 04-14-2010 10:49 PM

That I don't know. I have quite a few free desktops here (school had a pile for recycling, find them on curbs, family/friends etc) so it never occurred to me that they would be hard to locate. I havent seen anything at ratshack that looked like a good fit, you could just solder wires to it also.

can get one from the orient for $1.68 too
4Pin IDE ATA Power Supply Molex to Floppy Adapter Cable - eBay (item 260568448049 end time May-12-10 19:17:36 PDT)

nickdigger 04-14-2010 11:33 PM

cut up some paper clips?

livewire516 04-15-2010 09:08 AM

I took a second look at what I needed to solder and laughed, it should be no problem. Thanks.

dcb 04-15-2010 09:19 AM

cool, can I suggest soldering to the part that goes into the pcb by the bend in the pins? so you can easily add a plug later if one materializes? (bunch 'o solder on the plug part of the pins might not work so well later)

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