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

Tim Ressel timr at circuitabbey.com
Tue Aug 22 16:49:27 CEST 2017

I was dumb enough to put an expansion connector right next to a power 
connector of the same size. So far only 2 people plugged power into the 
expansion connection. The resulting, um, 'toast' was impressive.


On 8/22/2017 4:38 AM, 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 use Micromatch(TM) connectors instead, the work with 
> standard ribbon cables, too.
> Cheers,
> Matthias
> *Von:*Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] *Im Auftrag 
> von *Youssef Menebhi
> *Gesendet:* Dienstag, 22. August 2017 06:29
> *An:* synth-diy at synth-diy.org
> *Betreff:* [sdiy] IDC, Pin Headers, Ribbon Wire: Where to start?
> Greetings,
> I found this list while searching for answers to this question, so I 
> hope that I've come to the right place.
> I prototype circuits on standard blank PCB - but have never learned 
> very much about organized fabrication. I would like to come up with a 
> simple solution to use 10-pin ribbon wire to connect boards together. 
> I am very uncertain about the standard sizes, terminology, and best 
> practices, though. Would people here be willing to share some of their 
> methods?
> Sincerely,
> Youssef
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--Tim Ressel
Circuit Abbey
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