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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?

  • You mean like a RJ-45 jack? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 18 '18 at 3:54
  • 10BaseT cables have 4 twisted pairs. USB cables have 4 wires, 2 for signal and 2 for power. Careful how long you make the wire. High speed digital signals like ones that a processor can make can not go far with out special attention. – st2000 Apr 18 '18 at 6:16
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    something like ebay.nl/itm/… . Don't forget that you also need one wire for the GND connection. – Gerben Apr 18 '18 at 10:04
  • @IgnacioVazquez-Abrams do you know of one that has pins at a right angle that can go down into a breadboard? – Walrus the Cat Apr 18 '18 at 16:03
  • @Gerben perfect make that your answer I will accept it – Walrus the Cat Apr 18 '18 at 16:05

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