I currently only have machine pin headers lying around. enter image description here

However, none of my Dupont wires fit into them.

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What sort of pre-made wire fit into these, and what are they named?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Did you mean "premade" instead of "remade"? \$\endgroup\$
    – Bort
    Apr 24, 2019 at 19:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ I would guess ones with machine pin ends. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hearth
    Apr 24, 2019 at 19:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ Machine pin headers aren't what you want for prototyping wires. Buy suitable socket headers instead, or use pin headers on the board and socket end wires. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 24, 2019 at 19:45

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What sort of wire fit into this style of machined pin headers, and what are they named?

These types of machined headers aren't intended for wires. They are intended for pins of ICs in SIP or DIP packages.

  • \$\begingroup\$ They also work beautifully for 3mm / 5mm LEDs :) \$\endgroup\$
    – user98663
    Apr 26, 2019 at 10:37

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