Robosapien V2 - New Wire HarnessFebruary 28 2013
Today I decided to completely rewire the leg harness of the Robosapien V2.
Naturally, the first thing I need to do this work is WIRE. Thinking about it a little (as well as casting about for suppliers of wire) I finally decided to construct a wiring harness using internal wires from a 10-core cable I can buy at a local electronics store called WECL.
Why, you may ask?
- The wire is about the right gauge (#22 I think)
- The wires are multi-coloured, which I hope will reduce the chances of a smoke-out
- The wires are stranded and can flex repeatedly without fatigue, unlike solid core wire
- I can buy the cable by the foot and thereby avoid having to purchase 10 x 100 feet of 10 different coloured wire spools to fix a 1 or 2 foot (per color) problem
With the outer sheath, RF shielding and paper wrapping removed, what I have left is a lovely bunch of solid colored wires:
<place picture of un-bundled 10 core wire here>
Now onto the actual re-wiring work.