In the Maker Shed: Deluxe breadboard jumper wires

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In the Maker Shed: Deluxe breadboard jumper wires
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I really like this pack of 75 flexible jumper wires from the Maker Shed. You can re-use them over and over again! I have been using these for a few weeks now, and they are by far my favorite way to prototype new ideas.

Features:

  • (4) 200mm jumper wire
  • (6) 165mm jumper wire
  • (10) 125mm jumper wire
  • (55) 80mm jumper wire

More about our Deluxe breadboard jumper wires

48 thoughts on “In the Maker Shed: Deluxe breadboard jumper wires

  1. Dave Bell says:

    The link says, “More about our Deluxe breadboard jumper wires”.
    If anything, there’s less there!
    Wire gauge? Strip length? Solid or stranded?
    Is that a molded barrel, or shrink-sleeve?

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      OK, you have a point. I will update the info in the Maker Shed. Thanks!

      FYI – It’s a molded barrel, stranded core, and a strip length of 3/8″ (approx 1cm)

      1. Anonymous says:

        That was enough to get me to buy some! Thanks for the details!

        1. Marc de Vinck says:

          I love them, I am sure you ill too! If you ever have a question about a kit/build/item send me an email. Glad I could help.

  2. The Oracle says:

    Are they the same ones Seeedstudio.com has for $6 with free shipping on $50 orders? ;)

  3. The Oracle says:

    So since my previous post was deleted, I take it they are the ones I was asking about from another source at a much lower cost.

    Wow..I didn’t think Make would surpress information that’s useful to Makers just to make a few extra bucks.

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      Sorry for the late response. I was away from the computer photographing a build.

      Your post was not deleted, however it was tagged for moderation by Gareth. It looked “spammy” (you know how good the spammers are these days) I set it back to publish.

      Remember, when you buy from the Maker Shed you are supporting all things MAKE, including the magazine, Maker Faire, TV show, books, and the web site. Thanks for your continued support.

  4. jolieuke says:

    Honestly, I wanted to order 2 of them because me too I love them so much but the price for shipping is very to high. I said wooooooo and just went to Ebay and I bought 300 instead for much less… I am sincerely sorry to tell you that but…!

    Cheers,

    julie

  5. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Yeah, comments have become a minefield of increasingly sophisticated spam. I spend way too much of my day now sifting through submitted comments trying to determine whether suspicious ones are spam posts disguised as a legitimate comments. Nine times out of ten, they’re spam.

    1. The Oracle says:

      @Gareth — I run a web site where I had to turn off comment submission because of spam and I spend way too much time sifting spam out of article submissions, so I can certainly understand. Sorry for jumping to conclusions.

      @Marc — I actually do subscribe to the magazine again as of issue 17, partly to support the site. Also, I think the maker shed is great. It’s one-stop shopping for things that might otherwise not be worth ordering one at a time from different sites, and Make certainly is a worthwhile cause. But when you justify much higher prices by saying it’s to support Make, it sounds weak. It’s a store, not a charity.

      1. Marc de Vinck says:

        I am not ‘justifying’ anything. I, on most occasions, purchase from local merchants to support the community that I live in, and I hope you do too. I don’t say that the local hardware store is a ‘charity’ and I never would because that’s just a snarky comment.

        I’m glad you decided to subscribe to MAKE, it’s a great magazine. If you decide to make something form the magazine, please send it to us, we love to post projects from our readers. Thanks!

        By the way, what site do run..I’m always up for checking out new sites.

    2. Anonymous says:

      I have on several occasions posted links to related topics that are never let out of moderation. Apparently your moderation is quite heavy-handed. The people that lose out here are your readers. No one benefits from your excessive tactics.

      So now when I feel that I might have something to add to an article I think “Why bother? My post will be deleted anyway”.

      I subscribe, purchase from makershed, link my blog to this blog, tell people about Make….

      …But apparently I am a spammer.

      1. Marc de Vinck says:

        Comments with links sometimes are held for moderation. Otherwise there would be a tons of spam comments coming through. We are not “Heavy handed”, we approve everything, it just may take a little bit of time. No one accused anyone of being a “spammer” (other than the spammers who hit us daily) keep the comments on topic & friendly…that’s it. Thanks!

        Please let me know what posts you commented on, and I will check out the logs. Your comments should have been approved. Also, anonymous comments, like yours, are more scrutinized since that’s what the spammers use. Again, I know you are not a spammer! I’m just stating the facts when it comes to online content. You would be amazed at how much spam we catch daily….it’s shocking…does anyone actually click those links to buy watches?

        Our goal it to keep the comments spam-free, friendly, and on topic. It takes a lot of effort, but I think our readers really appreciate it.

        1. Anonymous says:

          I now feel that I’m filling this thread about jumper wires with whining. So I’ll stop. I’ll post on topic and under a non-anon name.

          1. Marc de Vinck says:

            Don’t feel that way at all. I love open communications and really appreciate it when our readers ask questions, etc. We are always looking to make our online content better. Thanks.

            FYI – If you ever have a problem, please feel free to email me. :)

      2. Gareth Branwyn says:

        Yeah, I don’t know what you’re talking about here. Our policy is basically: unless it’s blatant spam, contains profanity (which is usually just edit out and we post the rest), or is excessively mean, hateful, racist, or has nothing to do with the topic (a form of spam as far as I’m concerned), we post.

  6. Gareth Branwyn says:

    But on the subject of these jumper wires (er… wherever you get yours): They’re AWESOME! I got a bunch in The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/05/mystery_box_of_electronic.html and I love ’em.

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      I have to get on that list!

      1. Anonymous says:

        If I knew your address I’d start one box to send to you…

        1. Anonymous says:

          Is your email address posted somewhere?

  7. vivi says:

    I used to spend hours soldering dozens of such jumper wires by hand, but I’ve bought 2 packs from seeedstudio (same item, photo is identical) and really it should be mandatory to package a few of these with every breadboard sold. No I’m not from the marketing department :)

    One criticism : I feel the wire at the end is a bit too thin, it will bend easily and will fit very loosely in female SIL headers.

    1. Anonymous says:

      “One criticism : I feel the wire at the end is a bit too thin, it will bend easily and will fit very loosely in female SIL headers.”

      It is a trade off. The female SIL headers are expecting a thick square post, whereas the white solderless breadboard is expecting a thinner wire. The stiff wire could possibly be a little thicker/heavier, but if it is too thick it will be detrimental to the breadboard.

  8. dave says:

    I often put several wires into adjacent holes on the breadboard, and it seems that this design would limit how many wires can be inserted in a row or group. So the question is, how do you use all 5 holes in one row of a breadboard with this design?

    1. Gareth Branwyn says:

      The ones I have, maybe the 88mm, do not block adjacent holes. They’re tight, but you can get ’em in there just fine.

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