[sdiy] IDC, Pin Headers, Ribbon Wire: Where to start?

Tim Ressel timr at circuitabbey.com
Tue Aug 22 17:57:31 CEST 2017


How do you plug the female connector? I've seen plugs made for that but 
it was 30 years ago.
--tr

On 8/22/2017 8:51 AM, Andre Majorel wrote:
> On 2017-08-22 13:38 +0200, Matthias Herrmann wrote:
>
>> If you use IDC connectors someone in the huge Eurorack
>> community might probably connect the power to it. No matter
>> how clearly you label it.
> You could key the connector by going to the next size (that
> would be 14-way), removing one or two pins from the headers and
> plugging the corresponding contacts in the female connectors.
>
> To remove a pin, heat the PCB end with the soldering iron until
> the plastic around it softens and pull it out with pliers from
> the other end.
>

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--Tim Ressel
Circuit Abbey
timr at circuitabbey.com




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