NEW PRODUCT – USB ‘Noodle’ Cable – A/MicroB – Linguine? Rice sticks? Soba? Whatever your favorite noodle may be, you will be pleasantly reminded whenever using this noodle-shaped cable. This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0 – but in a slim profile and classic Adafruit Black. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Arduino Leonardo/Micro, Raspberry Pi, NETduino, (among other things). Basically: it has a microUSB port? This will work!
Approximately 3 feet / 1 meter long. 26 AWG power wires, 28 AWG data wires.
NEW PRODUCT – USB 3-Way Charging Cable – iPhone 5/iPhone/iPad and MicroUSB – For charging nearly any kind of portable gadget, this 3-in-1 cable can handle it. Great for use with a Mintyboost, or our USB power packs (or just powering your projects). One USB-A jack splits into three connectors: Micro USB, iPhone/iPad/iPod 30pin (for older iDevices) and the newer Lightning (newer iDevices).
Approximately 6″ long from end to end, it’s a little more compact than our classic 3′ long cables.
Keep in mind, This cable does not contain a hub, so you should only connect one USB device at a time (to either end).
NEW PRODUCT – “Wire Wrap” Thin Prototyping & Repair Wire – 200m 30AWG Blue – This stuff is called “wire-wrap wire” because it used to be used for wire-wrapping high-speed digital circuits on a special kind of contact board. It’s pretty rare to see wire-wrapping in these days of low-cost PCB fabrication but the wire is still really handy for prototyping work. It’s extremely thin (30 AWG!) so your wiring wont get bulky, and it is just stiff enough to hold its shape around corners. It’s most commonly used for SMT rework (‘oh man i swapped two pads’) or repair (‘ok let’s bridge this via to that via to fix a broken trace’) but it’s also great when you need to get a signal from here to there through a small space.
NEW PRODUCT – Right Angle USB cable – A/MicroB – This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0, but with a twist! Literally! Instead of the cable coming straight out from the connector, there’s a right angle bend. We thought this might make a good pair for a Raspberry Pi as the cable doesn’t stick out as far. We got cables with extra-beefy 24 AWG power wires, and 28 AWG data lines, so it’s particularly good for power-hungry devices like micro-computers and phones.
NEW PRODUCT – Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable – 2 meter. Connect an HDMI device with a micro HDMI port to one with a regular size HDMI port together with this basic HDMI cable. It has nice molded grips for easy installation, and is 2 meter long (about 6 feet). This is a HDMI 1.3 cable.
NEW PRODUCT – Hook-up Wire Spool Set – 22AWG Solid Core – 6 x 25 ft. Perfect for bread-boarding, free wiring, etc. This box contains 6 spools of solid-core wire. The wire is easy to solder to and when bent it keeps its shape pretty well. We like to have a few spools of this stuff around which is why this set is quite nice! We suggest picking up wire strippers to match. Wire gauge is 22 AWG which we’ve found is the best all-around gauge, it works best with breadboards and perfboards but also fits in terminal blocks nicely.
This box has a wooden dowel rod to hold the spools in place and let them spin, and there are little punch-outs you can pass the wire through so its it’ll stay nice organized.
UPDATED PRODUCT – Flexible USB Swivel Adapter. This flexible USB swivel adapter will extend your USB port out of the way. Useful when you want to attach a ‘bulky’ USB device without blocking a secondary port. We thought this would be handy for BeagleBone or Raspberry Pi users. Rotates 180 degrees in two axes, with a very nice solid construction.
We don’t really know what to call this thing – it’s got a 10 pin IDC cable on one end 6 inches of rainbow ribbon and tipped with 0.1″ female socket connectors on the ends. We think this would be handy as a 10-pin JTAG breakout adapter, or maybe some sort of cable re-arranger. Anyhow, it seems useful and we picked up a bunch.
Yeah we know it would be awesome if we could get a 6-pin version but the gray socket connector thing doesn’t come in anything smaller than 10 pins – we asked!
NEW PRODUCT – 4-pin JST SM Plug + Receptacle Cable Set – These 4-wire cables are 15cm long and come as a set, one side has a JST SM type connector plug on the end. The other side has a matching JST SM type receptacle connector. They are good for whenever you have 4 wires you want to be able to plug and unplug. We like the solid and compact nature of these connectors and the latch that keeps the cable from coming apart easily. For more information, check the JST SM connector datasheet
Our digital addressable LED strip and 12mm pixels also come with JST SM connectors and you can use these cables to connect to the input or output port
These cables can be used to connect to either the INPUT or OUTPUT port of our LPD8806 digital addressable LED strip or the INPUT or OUTPUT port of our WS2801 LED Pixels so that you can easily plug it into your Arduino or similar and also connect another strand to the output, or perhaps apply power to the ‘output’ end.
Each order receives one of each connector. We no longer sell these cables individually, instead get the pair for the same price!
Inside the plastic tube is a gold plated slip ring for 12 wires. There are 12 color coded wire sets made of 28 AWG and no matter how you twist the assembly, they will remain in continuity. Each of the wire sets can carry up to 2A at up to 240VAC or 240VDC. There’s a 44mm (1.7″) diameter flange with mounting holes to make it easy to attach or you can cut it off with a hacksaw and drill/machine as you wish it seems to just be ABS plastic. Rated to rotate up to 300 RPM (but you can probably go faster if you don’t mind a reduced life and/or noise).
Here’s a video of our six-connector slip ring, to show how it works inside:
Inside the miniature plastic tube is a gold plated slip ring for 12 wires. There are twelve color coded wire sets made of 28 AWG and no matter how you twist the assembly, they will remain in continuity. Each of the wire sets can carry up to 2A at up to 240VAC or 240VDC. This model is the tiniest slip ring you can get, a mere 20mm long, 12mm diameter. Rated to rotate up to 300 RPM (but you can probably go faster if you don’t mind a reduced life and/or noise).
NEW PRODUCT – JST-PH Battery Extension Cable – 500mm – By popular demand, we now have a handy extension cord for all of our JST-terminated battery packs (such as our LiIon/LiPoly and 3xAAA holders). One end has a JST-PH socket, and the other end has a matching plug. Between the two, 500mm of color coded wire. Handy for wearable projects where you may want the battery pack far from your Flora but useful in many other situations where you need a little more space.
NEW PRODUCT – USB OTG Host Cable – MicroB OTG male to A female – This cable looks like a USB micro cable but it isn’t! Instead of a USB A Plug, it has a USB A Socket on the end. This cable is designed for use with OTG (On the Go) host devices (like the Arduino Due or many tablets) so you can connect a mouse, keyboard, or any other USB device. You’ll still need to have drivers on the device, this cable is just a cable and contains no microcontroller or electronics inside.