Computerized DIY Wire Stripper


Breadboards are a good way to get began with electronics, they’ll take away the necessity for soldering which saves time for learners who’re nonetheless attending to grips with the fundamentals of electrical energy, and so they permit fast and straightforward modifications to be made with out the chance of melting parts. Nonetheless, they do require the stripping of lots of hook up wires. Whereas these are available off-the-shelf, [Stuart] determined a greater resolution was so as.


The challenge begins with a set of normal hand-operated wire strippers. A lasercut acrylic body is then constructed, with a collection of motors and gears to deal with the transport of the wire to be stripped and to open and shut the jaws of the wire strippers. Wire is fed in, stripped, fed additional, stripped once more, after which lastly reduce. The method then begins anew.

The machine is kind of nice to observe in motion, with a collection of motors and restrict switches serving to to manage the mechanism. It’s a good way to populate kits that require loads of hookup wire with out having to resort to the extra frequent pressed-on jumper terminals that dominate the post-Arduino period. For context’s sake, this construct is from the distant previous, circa 2009. Plans to recreate it can be found on Thingiverse. Video after the break.

Given that is the long run, maybe you’d choose your wires laser-stripped as a substitute?

[Thanks to Nikolai for the tip!]

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