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10. Advanced Techniques > Adding Molex Connectors to Lego Wires

Adding Molex Connectors to Lego Wires

Various lengths of Mindstorms cable are included in the set and are used for the transfer of both electricity and data. In this section we’ll learn how to add a Molex connector to allow us to plug the wires into a breadboard.

First, grab a 50 cm cable and cut it in half, giving you two 25 cm cables, each with a Mindstorms plug on one end of the wire. Next use a wire stripper to carefully nick the black coating around the inner wires on the cut side. Pull the coating off, checking to make sure you didn’t cut the wires inside. If you did, pull the black coating back a little further. Strip the inner insulation off of each wire, and crimp a pin onto each wire as shown in Figure 10-7. Insert the wires in order into the terminal housing.


  

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