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April 23, 2013 AT 2:49 pm

Custom Cables & Guide to Crimping PCB Interconnect Cables

This is a very quick video guide to working with custom PCB connectors. I recently had to make a custom connector for my Raspberry PI, which has a bank of male headers. I looked at a few different options and in the end I decided I would invest in a crimp tool to create my own custom cables. While the experiences are still fresh in my mind I decided I would make this video in case that it will be of benefit as an introductory guide to others who are trying to do the same sort of thing. The video will discuss regular ribbon cables, fixed length pre-crimped cables, and custom crimped cables. I will also give a guide to how to crimp 0.1″ male and female PCB interconnect cables and describe what a proper crimp connector should look like.

This video is part of materials on modules taught by Derek Molloy, School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University, Ireland: http://www.eeng.dcu.ie/~molloyd/.

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