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Title: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: sydcomebak on May 06, 2018, 08:40 pm
First... Where is the best selection (colors) of header pins for a makershed?

Second... I have quite a few header pins already: black, white, teal, green, blue, yellow, red.

I'm building a prototyping shield for someone whose vision is worse than they will admit and I'd like to color code the major areas so that they don't have to get out magnification to figure out which place is which.

They have a history with circuit design, so I want to use colors that he might be familiar with.

Green=Ground
Etc...

In an ideal world, what colors would you use for this project?

Don't worry about having only 1 pin of a certain type or anything.  This person is pretty special to me and I'm willing to do the work to get it done right.

Thanks in advance!

-Dave
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: pert on May 06, 2018, 08:46 pm
Whether or not they're color blind is likely to be relevant.
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: sydcomebak on May 06, 2018, 08:47 pm
My mistake, and excellent point!  They are not color blind.

The makershed prototype shield has:

Aref
Ground
Digital 0-13
5v
3v3
Analog 0-5
R3T
Vin

IIRC.
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on May 06, 2018, 11:06 pm
A good system is to use the resistor colour code, black zero, brown one red two and so on.
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: sydcomebak on May 06, 2018, 11:24 pm
Grumpy_Mike, I don't think there are enough colors available out there, and this doesn't help with things like Ground or 5v vs D5 or A5.  D10-12 get tricky too... I like the idea, though!  Thanks!

Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on May 06, 2018, 11:35 pm
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I don't think there are enough colors available out there,
If you get wire that telecom engineered use they are two colour wires. I think there are over a hundred combinations.
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: sydcomebak on May 06, 2018, 11:44 pm
(https://goo.gl/images/pyeyF2)

I'm not sure how to combine colors.
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on May 06, 2018, 11:48 pm
No you do not do that you buy wires that are like that.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1QXBdo-kXo8 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1QXBdo-kXo8)
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: sydcomebak on May 06, 2018, 11:49 pm
I'm not using wires.  These are header pins for a maker shield prototyping board.
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: pert on May 06, 2018, 11:55 pm
I think sydcomebak is talking about the colored headers like this:
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/9-sAAOSw8xFa1-bf/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: sydcomebak on May 07, 2018, 12:07 am
Pert is correct.  I cannot post images, apparently.
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: pert on May 07, 2018, 12:16 am
The forum doesn't allow you to attach images that contain Exif data, I guess because they might contain GPS coordinates.
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on May 07, 2018, 10:35 am
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I guess because they might contain GPS coordinates.
No you can get GPS coordinates from images posted here.

As to the problem then it seems to me the only answer is paint.
Title: Re: Makershield colors for header pins
Post by: sydcomebak on May 07, 2018, 07:16 pm
Ok, I'm going to come back to this when I can post a photo of what I have and maybe then someone can help.