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can i jus strip copper hookup wire to use as jumpers for my board?
 
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You could, but what works great are the scrap leads that you end up with after trimming the resistors you already soldered into the board.
 
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darn it I knew it! not I gotta go rummage in my trash can now
. Oh wait still got some resistors
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I'm no DIY expert, but i've just been using paper clips. I hope there is nothing wrong with this, even though my multimeter shows 0 resistance on them.

-Chu
 
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If you use the leads that you cut from your Vishays, then you have "premium" jumpers.
 
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Yeah, i kept all the leads i trimmed from Vishays too


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This is slightly off topic, but you should save some of those leads for future use. They're great when hacking on breadboards and for lashing protoboard pads together to make larger pads. I keep a small bin of wire scraps and lead trimmings for this purpose.
 
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I never thought of using those! I thought you had to take small lengths of wires. . . yahoo! I'll have some premium jumpers!
 
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I just found out that I could get some really nice curvaceous bend in the leads by bending them over some rubber cover tweezers I have (try to find something with a slight curve and bend the leads over it, but make sure it has the right width). They are a perfect fit in my dip sockets and they look really good and shiny too (too much time on my hands so I cleaned and rubbed them shiny
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too much time on my hands so I cleaned and rubbed them shiny


simply stunning.
 
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