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Offline RiffRaffTopic starter

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50 buck bot molex connectors
« on: March 04, 2009, 09:23:17 PM »
Sorry if I missed this in the tutorials, but does anyone know which female molex connectors to get in order to mate with the headers listed for use with the $50 robot?  Digikey has thousands of molex products.

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Re: 50 buck bot molex connectors
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 10:39:48 PM »
instead of buying molex connectors and a crimper and such i bought these instead.  they worked great and are nice and cheap =) (plus shipping came to only $3.09 ;))

https://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=3846&Product_Name=Futaba_Servo_Lead_Male_30CM

(yes, it says "Male" connector, but thats what you need, i was puzzled at first with the same assumption that a female connector would mate with the male header pins...but truly, the male connectors mate with the male header pins.  It is only the male connector which mates with the female connector

they plug right into the male headers on the $50 robot, and the other end has simply three wires.  I used them for my photoresistor sensors for my $50 robot.  Grab a bunch, they come in useful when you least expect it...

edit: i would also pick up a switch for your battery from hobbycity...

https://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4841&Product_Name=Receiver_Switch_
« Last Edit: March 04, 2009, 10:50:52 PM by Metal Slug 2 »

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