A length of conductive material used as a conductor of electricity.

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Headphone wire color coding

How do I tell which wire is which if I have a copper wire, red and green coded wire? Is the unshielded copper wire ground?
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What is the best wired protocol choice for home automation?

I know the X-10 protocol. X-10 is a good choice or is there better?
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How to modify stranded wire for use in protoboards?

I decided to start working with hobby electronics, but I'm having a problem finding a local source of solid wires. As far as I know solid wires are often recommended for use with protoboards because ...
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3 Wire Digital Scale Strain Gauge Weight Sensor

How do I connect/use a 3 Wire Digital Scale Strain Gauge Weight Sensor? I took it from an old weight meant for people. :) The wires are red, black and white. I found this, ...
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Cheap solid equipment wire for breadboard from online shop? [closed]

I need breadboard wire for fast prototyping. It can apparently be 22AWG or 24AWG, acccording to this reply about stranded VS solid wire. Because it is for prototyping, I am not looking for expensive ...
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Shielding Techniques for Digital Sensor

What shielding techniques would be best suited for a digital sensor (3 wires - Pwr, Gnd, Sig) in a noisy environment (specifically fluorescent lighting)? Twisted pair (trio in this case) works well ...
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Source for flexible, stranded wire

Can someone suggest a source and part number for insulated, stranded small-gauge wire (around 22AWG) that is flexible and doesn't hold its shape? Something along the lines of the wire found on ...
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Virtual Wire Control

I'm running Virtual Wire between two Arduino's and, so far I've been able to send characters and receive them on the other side. Problem is, how do I turn this received 'A' (or whatever I send) ...
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Steam plant data logging

I was trying to design a data logging application using something like a www.ruggedcircuits.com gator+ board with some sort of rugged zigbee module for measuring principally steam pressure (to 110 ...
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Wire to use with Sensors

I am trying to minimize interference in a sensor project. Can anyone recommend a good shielded wire I can solder into my board?
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Stranded vs solid wire

What are the advantages of stranded vs solid wire? what should i be using for prototyping circuits?