Looking for engine wire?
Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:22 AM
Top left is your typical pair of Apple earbuds. These are what I get most of my wiring. Most come with a gold colored wire in each side paired with either a red or a blue wire. Different headphones come with different colors - green, grey, black, even that red/green combo that's just crying out to be put in a Christmas themed car!
You can also scavenge other parts, like screen (shown) and magnets. You'd be surprised what's inside these things. Just let your kids/grand kids/friends know that you are their new Earbud Recycling Facility!
Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:37 PM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:03 PM
this was back in '64.
Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:15 AM
One of the guys at work was at auto zone and picked up a pair of ear buds on clearence, but the insulation is a cloth weave. I'm in the hunt !
Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:52 AM
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:42 AM
Absolutely! Those little clear diodes make awesome fuel filters!
Great tip. Old, broken electronics in general are a treasure trove of wiring and various little gadgets that can be used to detail models cars.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:22 PM
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:00 PM
Why mess around when you can get the correct stuff for only $2 delivered?
Because a big part of this hobby for a lot of people is the feeling of accomplishment from scratchbuilding realistic looking stuff using stuff that has been scrounged for free. Not to mention the fact that 2 bucks in my pocket is still better for me than that same 2 bucks in someone elses pocket.