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Title: Malleable Arduino wires
Post by: Ardginner on May 05, 2019, 04:38 pm
Hello guys.

Where can I find malleable Arduino wires?
Malleable wires mean wires that can be put in any position of space like a little plasticine to save space in my system of connections.
Title: Re: Malleable Arduino wires
Post by: BabyGeezer on May 05, 2019, 06:46 pm
what do you mean by
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put in any position of space
i would think that ALL wires are "malleable" - you can bend them to any shape in your "system of connections".

if you want them stiff - look for single-core, if you want them more flexible, look for stranded wire.
Title: Re: Malleable Arduino wires
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on May 05, 2019, 11:00 pm
The problem with solid core cable is that it cracks with repeated movement due to metal fatigue.

I don't think what you are looking for exists.
Title: Re: Malleable Arduino wires
Post by: pwillard on May 06, 2019, 04:20 pm
If you are looking for extremely flexible stranded wire, then look for 22 AWG wire with silicone insulation.

Example: Silicone-Flexible-Strands-Stranded (https://www.amazon.com/BNTECHGO-Silicone-Flexible-Strands-Stranded/dp/B01C5DBKW6)

...but, if you want to use this with Solderless breadboard, you need to crimp pins on the ends, as the tinned wire is not very useful with a solderless breadboard.
Title: Re: Malleable Arduino wires
Post by: Henradrie on May 07, 2019, 04:22 pm
I use this https://solarbotics.com/product/15060/

It's multistranded so doesn't play well with a breadboard.

Adafruit would be the best place to look. They have more wearables than other suppliers. I would believe that wires in wearables would be flexible.

I'd suggest taking a trip to your local hardware store and seeing what they have.
Title: Re: Malleable Arduino wires
Post by: Ardginner on May 11, 2019, 04:45 pm
The quick problem with usual wires is that it doesn't stay in the position we want, it fundamentally stays like the initial deformation.
Wires I am looking for have these characteristics:
-should be very fine (like those: https://www.banggood.com/40pcs-10cm-Male-To-Female-Jumper-Cable-Dupont-Wire-For-Arduino-p-994063.html? gmcCountry = EN & currency = EUR = 1 & createTmp & utm_source = & utm_medium = Google Shopping cpc_bgcs & utm_content = Garman & utm_campaign = PLA FRG-all-pc & gclid = CjwKCAjw5dnmBRACEiwAmMYGORZKLwapWdh5_Ew8C55D8sdZjujxF6qELFQKDm8UMi-HN2Lcxnt4DBoCLY8QAvD_BwE & cur_warehouse = CN)
-can be in any position and stay there! (a bit like the basic irons wires)
Title: Re: Malleable Arduino wires
Post by: wvmarle on May 11, 2019, 07:21 pm
Solid core wire as mentioned above can be bent in shape and will stay in that shape. I use that all the time for my perfboard prototypes where you want the wires to remain nice and flat against the board. Multistrand wire is the flexible stuff that indeed has a mind of its own when it comes to shape.
Title: Re: Malleable Arduino wires
Post by: Ardginner on May 11, 2019, 09:41 pm
Solid core wire as mentioned above can be bent in shape and will stay in that shape. I use that all the time for my perfboard prototypes where you want the wires to remain nice and flat against the board. Multistrand wire is the flexible stuff that indeed has a mind of its own when it comes to shape.
I'll try it out!

Solid core wires are bendable and stay where there are? Most of the Internet people say it isn't...

Can I put them right next to my breadboard, in order to take up less place?
Title: Re: Malleable Arduino wires
Post by: wvmarle on May 11, 2019, 09:54 pm
Yes, no problem. That's how it works with my perfboard projects at least.
Title: Re: Malleable Arduino wires
Post by: Ardginner on May 11, 2019, 10:29 pm
Ok! thx
I'll take it and I'll keep you informed.