How-To: Cloth covered banana cables

How-To: Cloth covered banana cables


Here’s a clever way to make your homemade cables look classy and expensive, and all it takes is a shoelace. Instructables user Aud1073cH shows us how to make these cloth covered banana cables.

10 thoughts on “How-To: Cloth covered banana cables

  1. s0crates82 says:

    i see what you’re saying, and it’s a grand idea, but instructables is GARBAGE.

    it’s like they designed the site specifically to be hard to navigate, hard on the eyes, and a general pain in the ass.

    And yeah, I’d say this to the face of anyone that works at instructables.

    1. snailwatcher says:

      I think that says more about you than about Instructables……

  2. Chris W says:

    I’m with s0crates82 on this. Earlier today I was thinking what a pain it was, and then they had a talking ad!
    I’ve decided to stop using their site unless they show me how to achieve cold fusion, win the lottery, or find the path to inner peace.

  3. Chris W says:

    I don’t care about the cloth covering, but the exposed screw on those is very bad. I like the stacking type banana plugs. They have enough recess on the metal parts to protect me.

    1. Aud1073cH says:

      I prefer the stacking type too. I was the first to comment on my own instructable and covered this issue. I had non-stacking because they were cheap, and multiples are easy to make.

      I also covered the issue of the exposed screw. I wanted it exposed for my low-voltage synthesizer and circuit bending cables. You may want to cover your screw with heat shrink when using high voltage.

      Check out more comments on the instructables page.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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