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Offline tjcaustin

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If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 20:08:39 »
They get a free cable of their choice.  Any sleeving, any ends, on me.

I'll give all non former D-Squadders a week starting now - http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20140512T0810&p0=875&msg=Cable+guess&csz=1&swk=1

That took less time than I anticipated.  Bueller got it right and will get a cool cable out of it

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IMG_1856.jpg by tjcaustin, on Flickr

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 20:10:02 »
Can I get a bigger picture so I can see it? :P

Filco cable?

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 20:11:41 »
You finally got the end to go to the QFR daughter board?

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 20:13:54 »
I've got five, but that's not what this is.  It's a bit of a trick.

When the count down is over, I'll put a picture of what it went in up.

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 20:16:43 »
I bet it's a cable to power a fan for yourself or soldering maybe?
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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 20:22:47 »
USB to Serial TTL?

Edit:  For something like an Arduino. It looks like it could be your standard Molex 5 pin like a Filco uses, but you said it's a bit of a trick, so...
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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 20:22:56 »
Multi-card reader for desktops/towers.
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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 20:47:48 »
Model M cable.
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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 20:50:20 »
its for plugging into a computer with a usb port :))

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 20:50:54 »
I really looks like power for a floppy drive too.
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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 21:09:49 »
Changed my mind after looking a your "Today's Work" thread. It's for a keyboard that has native USB support, but I don't know which one.
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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 21:15:59 »
Looks like a Realforce/Filco cable to me...but that can't be the answer...seems too simple.
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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 21:37:33 »
USB cable with a 4 pin power controller. I'm going to guess it charges a portable amp.

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 21:38:45 »
USB cable with a 4 pin power controller. I'm going to guess it charges a portable amp.

I was thinking it could be for some Arduino based amp, but didn't know if those existed.

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 21:41:15 »
A cable for old Mac keyboards? 

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 05 May 2014, 23:24:05 »
Solidtek ASK-6600U?
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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 06 May 2014, 00:49:03 »
Looks like an internal mouse connector to me, seen them in several of the Microsoft Trackballs.
It's a good width!  If it's half-width it's too narrow, and full-width is too wide. 

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 06 May 2014, 06:07:21 »
Is it for a Kensington Slimblade?

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 06 May 2014, 06:18:29 »
A mouse?
unless they have some unforeseeable downside (like they're actually made of cream cheese cunningly disguised as ABS)


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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 06 May 2014, 06:23:06 »
Looks like an internal mouse connector to me

...or that. ;)
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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 06 May 2014, 09:31:58 »
The header plug end is not focused enough to identify.

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 06 May 2014, 09:33:48 »
The header plug end is not focused enough to identify.
I think that's intentional.
unless they have some unforeseeable downside (like they're actually made of cream cheese cunningly disguised as ABS)


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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 06 May 2014, 13:16:32 »
Looks like an internal mouse connector to me, seen them in several of the Microsoft Trackballs.

Is it for a Kensington Slimblade?

A mouse?

Looks like an internal mouse connector to me

...or that. ;)

It isn't a slimblade, but it is a mouse.  Looks like bueller got that part right first. PM me with what you want.

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 06 May 2014, 13:36:22 »
congratz on win :)


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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 06 May 2014, 20:03:03 »
Congrats bueller! :thumb:

Awesome giveaway contest tjcaustin! :thumb:

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Re: If someone guesses what this cable is for...
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 26 May 2014, 23:25:06 »
Congratulations bueller - nice one! :)
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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