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  • #11094

    chris@makermeet.ie
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    Hi folks,

    Just wondering if it’s possible to use plain cabling instead of crocodile clips to connect 30ish Sparkles.

    For the project I’m working on – it needs to be tidy and croc clips are too bulky.

    If so, is there a particular gauge wire needed?

    Cheers, Chris
    MakerMeetIE

    #11404

    mike
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    Hi Chris

    I’ve used a thin muliticore cable from Rapid with no problems. like this: 0-1mm-equipment-wire-blue-100m code from rapid: 01-1505

    #11405

    mike
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    Hi Chris

    Also had some success with printed connectors, pls see pics attached
    Regards
    Mike

    #11406

    mike
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    TRying pics again…

    #11407

    mike
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    Trying upload again…

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    #11565

    chris@makermeet.ie
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    Hi Mike, great info, thanks for that.

    I have the same wire from Rapid (red however) and will try that.

    Are those connectors 3D printed… and if so, you wouldn’t have plans by any chance?

    Cheers!

    Chris

    #11689

    jimjenner
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    I have had a go at using a m3 nut, spring steel lock washer and bolt with a loop crimp fitting on the wire (Rapidonline 33-0605)and it seems to be working at the moment. Much more secure than the croc clips and after the testing phase for the GCSE pupils with croc clips they then use the more permanent method to install their designs in the final projects. All removable after the event and re-useable. Also for some pupils much less chance that the components will go walkabouts.

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