Just have a good supply of band-aids handy, just in case.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
There is a hole between the bottoms of my two top front teeth that is 22 AWG…
Now THAT’S the kind of can-do thinking I like to see!
@ Mike - LOL! I could feel the taste of copper in my mouth when I read that. Uggg!
Found Mike’ photo ;D ;D ;D
Looks more like 10 AWG.
Now THAT’S funny. I don’t care who you are, that’s some funny stuff right there!
I didn’t mean to offend Mike, btw. No hard feelings, please ;D
Sorry, but I can’t find anything in what you posted that would offend me. ;D
Offend? Heck, I would be honored to be compared to Jaws.