In the set for the Perfect Course, you have 3 different type of cables. They are called Breadboard Jumper Cables. We would need to use them to extend the default cables on the car and to connect the car components to our new controller
- 23 Feb 2018
There are three types of cables: M-M (Male to Male), M-F (Male to Female) and F-F (Female to Female)
Why do we need these cables?
The ends of these cables are with "special" pins that allow us to more easily connect them to the driver, to the controller and to other elements and all this without soldering. See the picture below. The goal of the course is to have all of the tasks accomplished without soldering.
In the set for the Perfect Course we have 3 different types of cables. They are called breadboard jumper cables. We would need to use them to extend the default cables of the car to connect the car components to our new controller. Based on the connectors of these cables they are referred to as female to female male to female and male to male. This is the way cables are referred in our world in the engineering world. Now, why do we need them? At the end we would like to connect the components of the car with some of the components like the driver or the microcontroller that we have and these cables have some connectors at the end - some special ends that are called pins that make this very convenient. For example, if I open the cable, and now if I need to connect the driver, I could just put this pin right here and connect it. Then I can connect something else at the other end
like this and we can extend them, connect them to something else and then I could connect them to the Raspberry Pi in our case to one of the pins. And in this case without any soldering because our goal for this first module of the course is to have the whole module without any soldering we can use the cables and we can connect the different components without any soldering. So, that's the goal of these cables and that's why we are using these breadboard jumper cables.
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