One of my favorite sections is the ‘wire rope’ cross-section illustrations. I’m an avid user of ‘aircraft cable’ for art installations and general use purposes. It’s incredibly strong, relatively thin and capable, and in a good way is hard to work with (in other words it forces you to work with it correctly – you have to learn to do the job properly!). That said I have noticed differences in the behavior between wire types, and that is all very likely due to their construction, illustrated in these cross-section drawings and interior layouts:
Browse the wire rope section at McMaster Carr here.
[h/t Jeff Thompson’s blog for reminding me a while back about this section of the McMaster Carr catalog – always a joy to look through!]
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.