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Some companies when they upgrade their equipment just throw away the old stuff, mainly put them in a large box and send them to someone who recycles them. If you put an ad on craigslist, or whatever, you may be able to find some keyboards and computer towers (that use ribbon cables inside), for free and use the wires from the keyboards and mice , and maybe the ribbon cables... I have not tried slicing and seperating those yet, but they look like pretty small wires. There is also some other wires that connect some switches and components that could be used as well... If anyone is into re purposing old stuff for new projects.
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I'm using Playstation controller wires. Nine strands usable for 5ft - should be good for a little while anyway...I will have to dig into the old comp though to see if I can get any ribbon.
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