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Re: AUDITORY Digest - 11 Nov 2001 to 12 Nov 2001 (#2001-200)
Sometimes you can find heat shrink in already-clipped lengths in
electronic parts stores like Fry's. Or online: for example,
http://www.9thtee.com/heatshrink.htm is probably more than you'll ever
Or you could use a hot glue gun, if you can get the melted glue into a
small enough glob for your application.
Also, wire that is single-strand is way stiffer than multi-strand wire;
you might see if that'd help. Then just your solder joint would be stiff.
On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Jont Allen wrote:
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> > 1. AUDITORY Digest - 10 Nov 2001 to 11 Nov 2001 (#2001-199)
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> > Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 08:37:52 -0500
> > From: Amanda Lauer <alauer@PSYC.UMD.EDU>
> > Subject: Re: AUDITORY Digest - 10 Nov 2001 to 11 Nov 2001 (#2001-199)
> > I need some help finding some electrical supplies. I am looking for =
> > flexible wire, similar to what is often attached to headphones. The wire =
> > needs to be small enough to solder to LEDs. I attach the LEDs to microswitc=
> > hes to form keys that small birds peck. The problem with the wire I =
> > currently use is that it is very fragile and breaks away from the LED. =
> > Also, it is stiff, so often it gets bent from a bird's vigorous pecking. =
> > This can put pressure on the microswitch, making it difficult to peck, or =
> > it can go the other way and cause the microswitch to constantly be =
> > pressed. Can anyone recommend a place where I may purchase flexible wire? =
> > I've looked at Home Depot, Radio Shack, and a local electronics shop--all =
> > with no luck. Thanks.
> you need to discover heat shrinking tubing. This can protect your connection.
> When buying wire, it is usually purchased in 1000 ft rolls. Thus you need to find
> someone to give you the small amount you need. Or you can go to a larger manuf
> of wire and ask for free samples. They are happy to send you free samples once you
> identify what you want.
> > Amanda Lauer
> > Graduate Student
> > University of Maryland=20
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> > End of AUDITORY Digest - 11 Nov 2001 to 12 Nov 2001 (#2001-200)
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