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Need a good fool-proof wire stripper?


#1

http://www.howtogeek.com/104486/diy-electronic-wire-stripper-gives-visual-feedback/

Just have a good supply of band-aids handy, just in case. :slight_smile:


#2

Wow clever, but a bit of over engineering for a simple problem. The ‘ideal’ way to strip a wire is to almost cut through the insulation and then pull the insulation off. This prevents nicking the wire and tearing the last bit of insulation provides a natural strain relief for the wire; instead of the sharp edge of the cut insulation you wind up with a bit of taper where it was pulled.


#3

Yea, what Jeff said… Plus, it’s not going to work very well with multi-strand cable such as CAT5. If you hit the wire in that case then you’ve already messed up :wink:


#4

Jeez…I think you guys are over-thinking this. It’s a clever way of integrating electronics with a common tool that most hardware hackers need. Geeky innovation, not necessarily something that is a perfect implementation. :slight_smile:


#5

Ok. +1 for being clever.

However, I would call it an “oops! I’ve gone too far” detector rather than a “ah! that’s the sweet spot” detector. :wink:


#6

Shouldn’t we add a FEZ Mini to better drive the led ?
May be with an AnalogInput we would be able to find if the wire is too far into the blades (very low resitance)
And we could ring a buzzer

;D ;D


#7

There is a hole between the bottoms of my two top front teeth that is 22 AWG…


#8

@ Barbudor

Now THAT’S the kind of can-do thinking I like to see! :slight_smile:


#9

@ Mike - LOL! I could feel the taste of copper in my mouth when I read that. Uggg!


#10

Found Mike’ photo ;D ;D ;D


#11

:smiley: Looks more like 10 AWG.


#12

@ Architect

Now THAT’S funny. I don’t care who you are, that’s some funny stuff right there! :slight_smile:


#13

I didn’t mean to offend Mike, btw. No hard feelings, please ;D


#14

Valen:

Sorry, but I can’t find anything in what you posted that would offend me. ;D


#15

Offend? Heck, I would be honored to be compared to Jaws.