If you’ve never spent time browsing through the McMaster Carr catalog, you’re about to.
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!]
Join 5,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord
CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/
Maker Business — The first step in making: a PCB
Wearables — Try maximum twinkling
Electronics — Behold…the power of pseudocode.
Biohacking — All Day EEG Recording Tools
Python for Microcontrollers — PyCon US 2018 Rocked!
Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.