Breadboards are a great way to get started with electronics, they can remove the need for soldering which saves time for beginners who are still getting to grips with the basics of electricity, and they allow quick and easy changes to be made without the risk of melting components. However, they do require the stripping of a lot of hook up wires. While these are readily available off-the-shelf, [Stuart] decided a better solution was in order. The project starts with a set of standard hand-operated wire strippers. A lasercut acrylic frame is then built, with a series of motors and gears to handle the transport of the wire to be stripped and to open and close the jaws of the wire strippers. Wire is fed in, stripped, fed further, stripped again, and then finally cut.
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One you get good at making standard cables, making custom adapter cables is a piece of cake. I have a collection of wire cutters and strippers. I recommend a set of large cutters, a set of small cutters , and a stripper for ga wire. The needle nose pliers are useful for holding the wire while you solder, since the wires tend to get hot. I personally use a DataShark coax cable stripper with an adjustable blade.
How to Make Your Own DIY Speaker Cables
Why assemble your own ethernet cables? Many online stores sell them for only a couple of dollars each. But certain situations call for using your own custom-wired cables. Maybe you need enough of them to make DIY cables cost-effective; maybe you have unique length requirements; maybe you need to replace broken plugs, or maybe you just want to use up excess cable that you have on hand and would otherwise waste.
Wire strippers are a tool that anyone can use to remove the insulation surrounding a wire in order to plug it into a terminal or splice loose wires together. The most important thing is to turn off the power to the wires you're going to strip! Then, fit the wire into the right-sized slot on the stripper, twist the stripper, and pull off the insulation. Removing the insulation allows the wire to conduct electricity to a switch, receptacle, or another device.