Nice and clean cable routing
Hi, if you build robot, you most likely have a loads of messy wires going everywhere, well, so do I.
So as a result of me being bored, i decided to start putting a silicon tube around the wires.
Sure, you can use zip ties, in fact, that's what i have been using 'till this day, but from now on i will always use this, looks quite nice in my opinion.
Just do this:
- You will need silicon tubing, normally used in aquariums' air lines to oxygenate the water, i got 2.4metres for 1.70€(cheaper than the net)
- twist your wires, i managed to fit 10 different wires in it.
Make sure you twist them like this:
And just put it in(TWSS :D)
bend if needed.
Drill a hole slightly smaller than the tube, in wherever place you want it to go, and glue it there(large hole is unrelated in this pic)
Here's a useless example just for show:
In my opinion it looks nicer than a bunch of loose wires, this also helps prevent wires to be pulled, and stop making contact etc, and if you're lucky enough, your tubes will glow brightly under UV light! :D