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I am doing a project with the Rugged Circuits YellowJacket http://ruggedcircuits.com/html/yellowjacket.html

The problem I have is that I have three Sonic Range Finders (The maxbotix lv-ez1 from sparkfun). I have a little spool of wire which should be plenty to handle my project. However I have male header pins on all the boards and sensors with the square pins sticking out. I need to find a solution to attach or crimp some ends to the wires so that I can connect the sensors to the microcontroller. I've been searching the Internet, stopped at Fry's electronics, a hobby shop, and a Radio Shack and nobody seems to have anything, or I don't know what I really need. Either way I was wondering if somebody could help me out. I would be happy to attach a picture to clarify what I'm trying to describe if it's necessary.

I have a few wires with some square connections on them that work great but the source that I received those from isn't unlimited and I need to purchase and make these wires on my own.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated,
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It sounds as if you're looking for some configuration of female SIP connector. Does this look like what you want -- I mean, not specifically, but just the general idea?

http://microcontrollershop.com/product_info.php?products_id=2217

You can get that sort of thing in all sorts of configurations.
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Or, if this is meant as a more "permanent" installation - tin the pins sticking up, tin the wires, and solder them together. Another option would be to wire-wrap the pins (but you'd have to get wire-wrap wire and a tool to do it)...
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Justjed,

I would like that idea, but I want to put the ends onto the wires. I would need a crimping tool to attach the connections to the wires, the plastic boxes aren't all that important to me. I would like to keep it to single wires for the most part. This is being used for my senior project to turn a Parrot AR.Drone into a self flying drone. I need to keep things light and tight so I can't have slack wire to roll up and tie once it's put together.


cr0sh,

This is just to hold together long enough to finish my 1 year project then I don't want to have to desolder anything from my board, just personal preference, since the YellowJacket is a $55 piece of hardware.
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Maybe, jameco.com p/n 100812 or 157383, 100766, and 159266,

2- and 3-pin receptacles,

http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?freeText=100812&langId=-1&storeId=10001&productId=100812&search_type=jamecoall&catalogId=10001&ddkey=https:OrderItemUpdate

http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?freeText=157383&langId=-1&storeId=10001&productId=157383&search_type=jamecoall&catalogId=10001&ddkey=http:StoreCatalogDrillDownView

pins for same,

http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?freeText=100766&langId=-1&storeId=10001&productId=100766&search_type=jamecoall&catalogId=10001&ddkey=https:OrderItemUpdate

correct crimper [note crimper has a ridge inside the channel, on 1/2 of one side],

http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?freeText=159266&langId=-1&storeId=10001&productId=159266&search_type=jamecoall&catalogId=10001&ddkey=http:StoreCatalogDrillDownView


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I looked around a bit for a solder-tail version of something like that. You'd think it'd exist. Well, you can certainly solder onto one of those, then insulate it with shrink tubing.
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Thank you guys!!!

oric_dan, your links are exactly what I was looking for. I used original link that justjed offered and was poking around on jameco but couldn't find that connector pin that you have pasted.

Thanks again everybody I really appreciate your input!


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You should go online and request jameco to send you their catalog via snail mail. Much easier
to find the parts you need. They also carry a lot of Arduino stuff now too.
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Pololu.com has crimp-on connectors that will go onto male pins.
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1930
Get some crimp housings to slide the pins into to ease handling & prevent shorts.
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