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I hope I don't start a riot with this post due to the variation in opinions.  I'm working on simple PWM controllers using Arduino and Raspberry Pi.  The headers for Arduino/Raspberry Pi are 2.56mm pitch and I'm not sure if they are Molex or Dupont connectors (or compatible/generic?).  Some of the attachable circuit boards (Hats/Shields) for the RPi and Arduino use JST connectors, so I'm interested in these connectors also.  I saw Bills' JST crimper recommendation in the DB1 Episode 15 thread.  I just don't have enough experience with these connectors to know if I need to buy a crimper for each pin type, a crimper with replaceable jaws or some other solution.  And maybe I just need to buy some jumpers with these connector ends instead.  All opinions are welcome.  I'll sort through the responses to see if I can find something that suits my needs.

I did peruse the tools section but didn't find enough info on crimpers.  Sorry if I missed some relevant content.


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You cn find very helpful videos on YouTube. Just go to YouTube and search for "dupont connector crimping" (without the quotes).

YouTube is full of good videos on just about any topic on DroneBot Workshop.


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Thank you, I'll look on YouTube.


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