[Build] RJ45 crimp tool / plugs available

Chris Albon mrchrisalbon at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 03:19:15 UTC 2014


Just got home. Are you still there? Hmm I'm thinking about continuing this
tomorrow at 3pm... unless people are doing it now, then maybe I can swing
over... I live in The Bayview... hmmm this could be a good excuse for a
burrito


On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 3:49 PM, Henner Zeller <h.zeller at acm.org> wrote:

> On 11 August 2014 15:21, Chris Albon <mrchrisalbon at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hey Henner,
>>
>>   I'm heading over to the space now. I ran over to Central Computers this
>> morning... they were out of crimpers. Office Crap and Office Dickhole no
>> longer sell them as well. Tried to get one at the Radio Crack on Potreo,
>> but it had been remodeled as a "concept store" which means they sell mostly
>> cell phones... luckily I found one at the Radio Shack on San Bruno -- which
>> was still a "classic" store yet to be remodeled. It was all rather
>> ridiculous, but hey, I got the tool.
>>
>> Anyhow, I'm swinging by ...
>>
>
> Alright, I will not be there before evening (7pm-ish).
>
> I have the following TODOs that would involve crimping:
>    o Cables for upstairs RFID/door-gate locking
>       - two cables. Length: from the knee-height from the floor up to the
> shelf left above the door (I'd guess ~4meter-ish). One cable only needs one
> connector, one two.  ( ==> 3xRJ45)
>      -  one cable with two connectors. Length: from left of the elevator
> gate, up the gate, along the wall to the right, along the bike rack to the
> shelf. (==> 2xRJ45)
>    o Connect a cable: Downstairs at the start of the stairs, there is a
> loose blue cat5 cable (coming down the staircase), hanging next to the
> building intercom box. And there is another blue cable coming from phone
> outside the gate, through a conduit [ between gate and glass door ], coming
> out of the wall left of the glass door ... as well loose. These cables need
> to be connected with each other. The complicated way would probably to
> solder it together, but maybe a simpler way would be to add a RJ45
> connector on both sides which we then can bridge with an RJ45 extension
> coupler. Also the cable going to the gate is a bit janky, so we might want
> to replace that at some point, so the two-connector solution would be nicer
> (==> 2xRJ45) (Don't worry if you don't have an extension coupler for now,
> we find that). (You might need a ladder for that; maybe ask someone to hold
> the ladder while you're standing on it)
>
> There is a box with Cat-5 cable in the server room I have been told.
>
> -h
>
>
>> On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 10:00 PM, Chris Albon <mrchrisalbon at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> I'll stay tunned.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 9:13 PM, Henner Zeller <h.zeller at acm.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Chris,
>>>> (make sure to add all the mailinglists; by default the settings are
>>>> 'non-spam' so you need to make an effort to 'reply-all')
>>>>
>>>> On 9 August 2014 20:51, Chris Albon <mrchrisalbon at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>
>>>>>   New to the space. I was going to buy one of the Belkin cheep models
>>>>> from radio crack to get some work done on some freelance IT work this week.
>>>>> I'm a little rusty and haven't made a patch cable since about 15 years or
>>>>> so ago.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> yeah, me too :)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I'm totally capable, but remember getting all of the wires to line up
>>>>> and look pretty was rather a pain in the ass. Anyhow, if anyone is
>>>>> interested in this (being new I have no idea what needs to get done) Could
>>>>> do some work Monday night... Plus the practice would make me look like less
>>>>> of a boob for when I charge for the work later in the week.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for offering help!
>>>>
>>>> On my TODO list are only a couple of ethernet cables that ultimately
>>>> will be used as serial cables for the access control stuff.
>>>> Also, there is one cable to splice together, which either could be via
>>>> soldering and heatshrinkining or by crimping a plug and a connector (are
>>>> these available for crimp ? Not sure). I try to be at the space on Monday,
>>>> or make a little list of what I need done for you to pick up.
>>>>
>>>> Maybe there is something to be done for the networking stuff, I think
>>>> Patrick might know best if there is need for crimping there.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>   Henner.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Was planning on swinging by Monday to do a little painting or anything
>>>>> else that needs to get done. ...
>>>>>
>>>>> Anyone wants to work on this Monday afternoon or evening, let me know.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM, Henner Zeller <h.zeller at acm.org>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 9 August 2014 11:55, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Just for completion's sake, I did look in the space just now - found
>>>>>>> some crimping tools, but none for RJ45. Mitch says he's never seen one in
>>>>>>> the space, and that Central Computers has them at a good price. Then
>>>>>>> there's the one that Rachel has in Oakland.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think I might get one at Central Computers and donate it to the
>>>>>> space.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -h
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 8:22 AM, Henner Zeller <h.zeller at acm.org>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>> I want to connect some ethernet and access control serial cables
>>>>>>>> today. Does anyone have access to a RJ45 crimp tool and plugs for that to
>>>>>>>> bring ? Or is there some in the space (uhm, that is not hidden in one of
>>>>>>>> the boxes somewhere ?)
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>>>>   Henner.
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Chris Albon
>>>>>
>>>>> (415) 685-3812
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>
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