2019-12-03 (Tu) MIDIGlocken

I needed to get nine wires from my relay module to the glockenspiel. I already picked out the connector, so I knew how thick of a cable I could fit. The options on my shelf held more than nine conductors, or they used thin wire for signaling and data, but I needed to run small loads.
Available multi-conductor cables

I decided to try making my own cable from salvaged conductors and heat-shrink tubing. The tube came from the local surplus store, and the scrap wire came from my work. There were eight unique conductor colors, so I used two black wires. Typically, multi-conductor cables twist the wire into a helix, so everything stays flexible, and I maintained that inside the tubing. At the connector end, I soldered each wire to a numbered pin and added heat-shrink tubing small enough to cover a single conductor.
Shrink-tube over connector pins

I had some trouble reconnecting the connector sleeve because of the tightly packed wires. Most of the tubing was not shrunk, but I may change that after I test the homemade cable and confirm that everything works. Making a custom sheathed cable was a, lot of work, but it should be a clean solution.
Homemade 9-conductor cable and connector

First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6

Disclaimer for http://24hourengineer.blogspot.com and 24HourEngineer.com

This disclaimer must be intact and whole. This disclaimer must be included if a project is distributed.

All information in this blog, or linked by this blog, is not to be taken as advice or solicitation. Anyone attempting to replicate, in whole or in part, is responsible for the outcome and procedure. Any loss of functionality, money, property, or similar, is the responsibility of those involved in the replication.

All digital communication regarding the email address 24hourengineer@gmail.com becomes the intellectual property of Brian McEvoy. Any information contained within these messages may be distributed or retained at the discretion of Brian McEvoy. Any email sent to this address, or any email account owned by  Brian McEvoy, cannot be used to claim property or assets.

Comments to the blog may be utilized or erased at the discretion of the owner. No one posting may claim property or assets based on their post.

This blog, including pictures and text, is copyright to Brian McEvoy.

2019-12-03

Comments