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Building a Mounting Board for the Arduino/Raspberry Pi


As much as I like software, data, etc it’s fun to dabble in hardware now and again.  Recently I got on the Arduino/Rasberry Pi bandwagon.  These are a blast to play with but my mostly repressed OCD tendencies have taken issue with the mess of wires and parts dangling across the desk. I had to do something about that, enter a laser cutter.

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Cable Management via Paperclip

Here’s a trick I use to help keep Mac workstations tidy.

Problem: How to manage the mouse cable connected to the keyboards on Mac workstations.

Solution: Use a paper clip as a reusable wire tie.  If you take your time it doesn’t have to look tacky.

  1. Acquire a paper clip… shouldn’t be too difficult.
  2. Straighten the paperclip.
  3. Use needle nose pliers to fold the ends of the clips back on themselves.  Only need about 1/16″
  4. Bundle the mouse cable into a ~3″ loop leave 3″ of unbundled cable on both sides.
  5. Wrap the paper clip in a spiral pattern around the bundle.
  6. Show your supervisor just how resourceful/OCD you are.