Ok, starting off with an easy tutorial. Making your own breadboard wires. I would just say "go buy em!" but personally, i just couldn't part with 10$ for a dozen tiny wires. My best friend Dan got some really great flexible ones with his Sparkfun arduino starter kit. I was very jealous and just had to have some nice flexible ones too!Tools/Parts needed:
1x Soldering iron
1x A little bit of heat shrink tubing (1mm wide, a foot long)
1x old phone line or very flexible junk wires
1x stiff wire or leg trimmings from resistors/leds and stuff, must fit into breadboard perfectly
1) Cut the flexible wire into lengths you'll want.
2) Strip around 1/8" of insulation off the ends.
3) Cut stiff wire/legs into 1/2" pieces
4) Pre-tin your wire and stiff end
5) Carefully solder them together
6) Cut small piece of heat shrink and slide it over the exposed solder joint
7) Using the lighter, shink the material down without catching anything on fire
8) Repeat until bored or tired :)
I wanted to have pictures for each step but my camera routinely only coughs up fuzzy pictures. Anyways, here are some of the steps.
Tinning the wires
Solder them together
Cut the heat shrink tubing to size
Get the heat shrink ready
Nice and tight covering
Works perfectly with a breadboard/arduino