[Oshpark] HQ ProgKey - Universal Driver Programming Key

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You could also use any of the break away or loose 2.54mm header pins soldered to the key and wire straight to it like I did with the loneoceans key.
https://www.pololu.com/product/965 They can be found in alot of different places online.
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moderator007 wrote:
@contractor You could also use any of the break away or loose 2.54mm header pins soldered to the key and wire straight to it like I did with the loneoceans key. https://www.pololu.com/product/965 They can be found in alot of different places on line. . !{width:50%}[img]https://i.imgur.com/kpa95Rm.jpg[/img]!

Thanks I bet I could snip the ones I got shorter if the pads line up right. I got extras. If not I guess the wires may help with the flexing.

On a related note, DigiKey has outdone themselves and they are now competing with Arrow packaging (RIP Free Shipping).

FW3A for scale.

Why such a big box you ask? To protect the 4 feet of heatshrink tube of course. Other items included a few LEDs, resistors, and those jumpers. Facepalm

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contactcr wrote:
Why such a big box you ask? To protect the 4 feet of heatshrink tube of course. Other items included a few LEDs, resistors, and those jumpers. Facepalm

Yea Mouser has been doing that too for years… I think they are concerned you will call it ‘damaged’ if it arrives kinked.
The “fix” is to include a note on the order that says “Please fold the heat-shrink to reduce shipping costs.” That has been working for me.

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I mean what do they do with their extension cords and garden hoses and rope…

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contactcr wrote:
Why such a big box you ask? To protect the 4 feet of heatshrink tube of course.

Couldn’t they role it? Shouldn’t make any creases if they just made a little role of it. That’s just insane.

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