Use A Drill To Make Custom Cables For Electronics Projects

If you're working on an electronics project and you don't have a cable on hand that fits the specs you need it's surprisingly easy to make your own custom cable using loose wire and a power drill.

Whatever your project it's nice to have a tidy enclosure. Loose wires are messy and make it a hassle to work inside your enclosure. This clever hack requires a drill, wire and a friend to help keep the wire straight and tangle-free as you twist it with the drill. When you're done you end up with neatly twisted wire.

Check out the article below for step-by-step instructions, safety considerations, and examples of how they used twisted wire to keep the wiring in their Drink-Making Unit nice and tidy. For some more old-school cable management make sure to take a peek at cable lacing and tidy up your workstation like it's 1967. Have a cable management trick or tip of your own to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.

Tricks of the Trade: Twisting Wire Bundles [Evil Mad Scientist via Make]


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