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Anyone know of a good place to buy small rolls of different size/color wire, and is there any kits of different components?

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I Forgot to mention that i need the wire to be solid core.
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Try the Kits & Wire here

www.dipmicro.com

http://www.dipmicro.com/store/index.php?page=0&act=viewCat&catId=509
http://www.dipmicro.com/store/WIRE24
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You can get #22 wire at radio shack if you live in the us. Not knowing where you live makes suggestions difficult.
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Hi. Solid wire seems hard to find these days..  I tried to find low-cost solid wire kits like these one with stranded wire:
http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=132

And almost as annoying is the fact that the term "hookup" provokes laughter in class...
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If you want fine solid cored wire in not too long lengths you could get some 4, 6 or 8 core telephone hook-up wire, strip off the outer covering and you'll end up with fairly good insulated wire that actually fits into breadboard.  And it's much cheaper than buying specialist reels.
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You can get telecom wire at places like Home Depot and Lowes. It's solid and I think you wight get as thick as 24 ga. If you want it out of the casing then that's the hard part.

And then there's good ole Allelectronics ... be sure to choose a sub-category.
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/category/825/Wire/Cable/1.html

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If you want the wire for project jumper wires there's loads of places that sell sets all pre-cut and stripped:
These are not a sub-category of the above, I have the $6.95 assortment in clear box and it works okay.
http://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?page=seek&id[m]=pattern&id[q]=Jumper+Wire&x=17&y=8

But look around as those wires are stiff (they bend okay) and some sites have nicer looking sets.
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you could get some 4, 6 or 8 core telephone hook-up wire,

Good point!  Years ago my friends in the US Phone company would give me 2 to 5 foot long lengths of 52-pair "inside wiring" cable. There was even a glass-fibre "ripper" strand that opened the cable jacket up.

My kids were in wire for 20 years after that.

Still have some in my barn in USA...
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Why didn't i think of telephone wire! i have a whole roll of it that a friend that worked at a telephone company years ago.. I have to go dig it out of the barn, hope i can find it.. lol
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My local hardware store sells 4 conductor telephone wire, I used to use that for breadboarding.

Then I got a couple sets of these flexible jumpers, much easier to work with.
http://store.nkcelectronics.com/breadboard-jumper-wire-70pcs-pa70.html
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I found telephone wire is a little lose in the arduino pin holes, so went to RS for #22 wire that has a little more snug fit.
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I found telephone wire is a little lose in the arduino pin holes, so went to RS for #22 wire that has a little more snug fit.

CAT6 typically uses heavier gauge wire than CAT5 or CAT3. I have 1000' of 23AWG solid core CAT6, so I just use that.
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