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Subject: Re: Where can I find these jumpers?
Organization: The Armory
X-Newsreader: trn 4.0-test69 (20 September 1998)
From: email@example.com (Richard Steven Walz)
Date: 18 Sep 2002 20:03:07 GMT
In article <3D88080C.55C49080@webaccess.net>,
Chuck Simmons wrote:
>> 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.
I make them using D-shell connector replacable pin sockets from AMP.
I buy the packs and just cut them down and put 3/16" shrinktube on
them different colors. I use the males for stand-up pins on boards, too.
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