I need to send six digital signals about 4 feet through wires. An ethernet cable has 8 little wires that should do the trick. I could split the ends and solder them to my boards.
Is there an adaptor that will let me plug in the ethernet cable cable to my board and have access to the signal from each wire on a pin? If not, can I accomplish this through USB? Is there a more elegant solution than having six long wires?