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A cheap alternative of soldering

Helps those who don't have access to a solder or doesn't have the correct jumper wire

Any people out there who don't have an access to a solder or don't know how to use one, doesn't have the correct jumper wire, etc., consider this cheap (actually free-ish) alternative of soldering! Just pound the stapler and get the staple out and use it (see image). NOTE: works only with male wires unless you shape the staple so that it would fit in a female wire entrance.

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If you have cable from networks and stuff , those that have many other inside , and that they have solid core,you

can always use my technique found here : http://letsmakerobots.com/node/36182

Find old PC

Rip out the IDE cable 

Cut dual row connector to length. 


A lot better then shorting out the connector, trust me I'm a cheap bastard I did that before. 

I am on your side Robotdan, not I sustain this stupid idea to use a staple with the HUGE risk of shortcut, but because me too, sometime, I do not have the time to wait on shipping and I want to see the result of my programming immediatly, using thousand of precaution to do not create a short !!!!

My thought's on tips is that they should be here to teach someone how to do something properly, this is definitely not a proper way of doing something. Thats all.

Exactly my thoughts Merser :) I was to shy to post them :D

With a couple of dollars you can buy a whole assortment of wires and connectors on Ebay or Yourduino or ...

This isn't a tip and is a desperate measure by someone unwilling to wait for proper jumper wires. You would not even under most circumstances solder to those header pins.

I honestly believe it should be taken down as anyone who doesn't know better(if they exist) could well damage their board.
That staple is the stupidest idea I have ever seen.

Sorry to be so blunt.

you also can wrapping your wires, its safe and fast


I use Dupont cable: http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=185

And male to male pins: http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=241 (for connecting to a female header on an Arduino)

I'd say that you should do yourself a favor and buy a soldering iron but your tip has nothing to do with soldering.

Do yourself a favour and buy a bag of mixed jumper wires. You can get bags with both male to male and for this instance, female to female. By joining one of each together you get a male to female.


not the way I would do it just out of fear off causing a short!.