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CrossRoads

I sprung for a pololu crimper. $35
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1928
for these pins
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1930
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1931
The female pins fit nicely in Arduino female headers.

My wife is a wiz with it - even solid core 22 guage wire.

Don't know if it'd comparable to any of these
http://www.king-cart.com/phoenixent/product=TOOLS+FOR+INTERCONNECTS+%2526+WIRE/exact_match=exact
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
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Professor Chaos

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Jan 09, 2013, 05:57 am Last Edit: Jan 09, 2013, 06:05 am by Professor Chaos Reason: 1
Molex makes a hand tool that works quite well for crimping their pins.  $34 at Mouser:

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/63811-1000/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtArvHj40ttL4Zoic5nRoqx93Wc1uWgp6E%3d

You will also need an insertion tool appropriate for the housing that you are using.  It works wonders stuffing your pins into your housing.  I use this for SL connectors;  don't know what is recommended for KK:

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/11-02-0022/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtVoztFdqDXO2Ur2jARPc6r

(the Mouser picture for the latter is incorrect)


And of course use stranded wire as has been already mentioned...

bot-thoughts

I go to Newark for my pin headers (Multicomp) as they are dirt cheap. I also get the crimp pins from there too. I had been using needle nose pliers and soldering. I just got an Engineer PA-09 crimper that does a fantastic job (even on sold core which I know is non-ideal).

This is like (if not exactly) the connector I usually get in bulk: http://www.newark.com/harwin/m20-1180046/connector-contact-female-22awg/dp/96K4323.  I ordered a batch of housings a while ago and don't remember the brand by you might look at Harwin or anyway the same manufacturer as the crimp connectors.


CrossRoads

Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

bot-thoughts

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Jan 10, 2013, 08:42 am Last Edit: Jan 10, 2013, 08:46 am by bot-thoughts Reason: 1
Those are good prices! Multicomp at Newark is better. But less convenient to find stuff. Pololu is awesome.

The multicomp pins are only $3.20 / 100 -- although shipping probably breaks the deal. :)

http://www.newark.com/multicomp/2226tg/contact-socket-28-24awg-crimp/dp/08N6834?in_merch=Popular%20Products&in_merch=Popular%20Products&MER=PPSO_N_C_EverywhereElse_None

The Multicomp housings are cheaper too. 4x1 are $0.38 / 10. But Newark tends to cost about $6-ish to ship US. I think Pololu has cheaper shipping. And, again, they are awesome.

http://www.newark.com/multicomp/2226a-04/wire-board-conn-receptacle-4pos/dp/08N6815?in_merch=true&MER=ACC_N_L5_Connectors_None

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