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Mastering Arduino by Jon Hoffman

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Dupont (jumper) cables

Dupont cables, also known as jumper wire, are used to wire components together when using a solderless breadboard. These cables come in three types: male-male, male-female and female-female. When using these cables with a solderless breadboard, and the Arduino, we typically use cables that have male connectors on both ends; however, there are some components that already have male connectors on them, so it is worthwhile having some male-female cables as well. The following photograph shows what the male connectors look like at the end of the Dupont cables:

It is pretty cheap to purchase premade Dupont cables but if you ...

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