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Hi all!

I'm creating my first standalone project using an ATmega328p and 2x 74HC595 shift registers.
What I need to do is control 12 LEDs that will be visible through some holes in a shell.
I'm new to electonics and I'm looking for some cables that I can solder on my board on one side, and attach to the LED's leg on the other. Is there something like that?

Thank you all! =)

To give you a better idea I attached a sketch


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Use pre-wired LEDs with current limit resistors, can find 20 for like $5 on e-bay, all kinds of colors. Just connect the wires to your board.
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Thank you for your reply.
What if I already bought a pack of 1K LEDs and I'd like to use those?
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Look at ribbon cable then, can find preterminated lengths with male pins on both ends for easy soldering to LEDs and to board.  Don't forget current limit resistors.

Or unterminated, strip & tin each end:
http://www.dipmicro.com/store/WIRE28X40GR
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Ok. Thank you very much for your help! =)
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