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any wire lenght suggestions (4player CP)
« on: January 13, 2006, 01:54:38 am »
ok i would like a suggestion of roughly how much wiring i would need for a four player
controls panel

including :

4 Joysticks
8 buttons each player
4 character select buttons
4 credit buttons
and 3 admin buttons

can some one draw a conclusion of how much wire feet is needed

i was thinkin 25 ft of red(or any color) and 25ft of black for ground should cover it but i don't know really so..........

thanks
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Re: any wire lenght suggestions (4player CP)
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2006, 02:23:12 am »
Buy a range of colours. Wiring a 4 player control panel with only black & red will cause you massive headaches.

Buy how much? Buy some and then if you run out buy more.

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Re: any wire lenght suggestions (4player CP)
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2006, 02:32:05 am »
the thing is i can't find any in my houston area so im ordering it from either peale or http://www.jammaboards.com/

so if im gonna order i would like to order once not hassling with S&H

thks for input yeah im thinkin 6 differenct colors 1 for ground, 4 one for each player, and 1 for admin and others
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Re: any wire lenght suggestions (4player CP)
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2006, 02:38:52 am »
My project used 2 of these WIRING LOOMS but I also used other wire as well.

I figure 3-4 bags of the listed contents would have covered my requirements. (6 joysticks and about 40 buttons)

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Re: any wire lenght suggestions (4player CP)
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2006, 06:02:50 am »
the thing is i can't find any in my houston area so im ordering it from either peale or http://www.jammaboards.com/

so if im gonna order i would like to order once not hassling with S&H

thks for input yeah im thinkin 6 differenct colors 1 for ground, 4 one for each player, and 1 for admin and others

dude, its just wire! i would be very surprised if there is no wire available in Houston! try auto-parts stores or auto electricians, stereo places etc...


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Re: any wire lenght suggestions (4player CP)
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2006, 06:09:57 am »
Maybe there are no cars or stereos in Houston.

Hey isn't that where NASA is? Give them a call, see where they get their wire from.

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Re: any wire lenght suggestions (4player CP)
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2006, 06:53:55 am »
From North Korea most likely.

Best to do what Bones said and get a loom with heaps of purty colours. Makes the insides look really complicated and the chicks dig that!
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Re: any wire lenght suggestions (4player CP)
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2006, 06:13:31 pm »
hey guys check out this site

http://www.elexp.com/cbl_22rd.htm

i think this is real cheap wire
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Re: any wire lenght suggestions (4player CP)
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2006, 07:35:41 pm »
Maybe there are no cars or stereos in Houston.

Hey isn't that where NASA is? Give them a call, see where they get their wire from.


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Re: any wire lenght suggestions (4player CP)
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2006, 08:16:06 pm »
I got my 20 gauge stranded wire from radio shack.  was like $6-$7 for a spool of 3 different colors, 25 ft each i think.



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