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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Where can I find these jumpers?
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 04:58:32 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 21:58:32 PDT
> Would anyone in this forum know where I find these types of jumper wires? I
> used these in the 80's when I was doing board design for a computer company.
> They are basically dip clip wires and have a little spring like connectors
> that allow them to grip the pin on the dip clip or test posts really well.
> They use to come in a big spool and we would cut them off to a length we
> needed. I think they called them "Blue Meanies" (sp?) or something like
> I have small picture here of some in case you would like to take a look. Any
> help would be appreciated.
> - Dan
I know the jumpers you mean. Very handy. I occasionally make jumpers by
smashing the header connectors that have 0.1 inch pin pitch and
soldering the little sockets to wires. I have to keep making them
because others who work in the lab covet them rather too much. I also
got a little hand wire wrap tool from Radio Shack for doing jumpers. The
silly little tool is also in demand. I have to get a spool of wire every
now and then to satisfy the appetite in the lab. "Blue Meanies" has a
familiar ring. I think that was what we called them in the dark and
distant past. I don't know where to get them and I watch the electronics
surplus shops where I live in hopes a spool of them shows up. They are
very useful. That's why they came on large spools.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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