ATK211: USB Cable

USB 2.0 Printer Type Cable – A-Male to B-Male – 2 metres

  • Manufacturer: Various
  • Product ID: Various

You only need one USB cable to connect the Universal Hub to your PC. See the photograph to ensure you get the right type. Length doesn’t matter but longer is usually best.

Supplier Links

Indicative Pricing With Allowance for P&P

The Amazon link above is to an item costing £5 but with a bit of searching you should be able to get something for £2.50

£2.50

Substitutions

None

ATK210: Copper wire 0.5mm diameter

Copper wire 0.5mm diameter

  • Manufacturer: Various
  • Product ID: Various

This is used to make a very short electrical joint between components, such as the two tact switches in the Spitfire MkIX fire button.

Supplier Links

Indicative Pricing With Allowance for P&P

eBay is cheapest for small quantities. The best I saw was £1.40

£1.40

Substitutions

You could try stripping the insulation off some solid core insulated wire. It needs to be very small diameter so it fits inside a ferrule along with the leg of a component. Squashing it flatter with pliers helps.

ATK206: Microswitch

Micro Switch Long Hinge Lever

  • Manufacturer: Gikfun (and others)
  • Product ID: EK1713

There are various manufacturers of these micro switches. The important thing is to get the dimensions right as they are very small. They are used in the mClick component for flaps levers, landing gear levers and other up/down type devices.

Supplier Links

Indicative Pricing With Allowance for P&P

These are £7 for a pack from Amazon. You only need a couple for a mClick device and so far we only have one AuthentiKit control which uses a mClick, hence £3.50 each effectively. If you make a lot of AuthentiKit controls then the effective price goes down.

£3.50

Substitutions

If you find an alternative that looks right, check the dimensions on the diagram on the Amazon page to be sure they’re identical. You can get away with the long lever being a little shorter but other dimensions need to be exact.

ATK207: Dupont connectors

Dupont connectors female plug 20cm

  • Manufacturer: n/a
  • Product ID: n/a

Dupont connectors are used to connect wires in the universal hub to the BU0836A circuit board. You can buy them individually but they also come in strips of 40. You need at least one end to have a female plug and the cable to be at least 20cm long. The strips of 40 usually have a plug on the other end, either male or female and you just snip that off.

Supplier Links

Indicative Pricing With Allowance for P&P

The price is nearly always around £4/strip.

£4/strip

Substitutions

You can always wire up your own but it isn’t worth the trouble.

ATK209Y: Yellow silicone wire

Yellow silicone wrapped AWG26 wire

  • Manufacturer: n/a
  • Product ID: n/a

This wire is used throughout AuthentiKit designs, often for making a connection to an axis signal. It is very easy to work with and the insulation can be stripped off with a finger nail.

Supplier Links

You can buy lengths by the metre from eBay or you can buy a pack of 6 reels which covers all 6 of the ATK209 parts.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264413293068

Indicative Pricing With Allowance for P&P

The eBay link I found has the advantage that this one supplier has all the colours, but it is £2/metre. Using multiple eBay suppliers you’ll find all the colours and be able to get better prices. You’ll probably by 2-3 metres at a time anyway, so I’ve gone for an indicative price of £0.75/metre

£0.75/metre

Substitutions

I would stick with this as the designs are based around the external diameter of this silicone wrapped wire and the pliability of it.

ATK209G: Green silicone wire

Green silicone wrapped AWG26 wire

  • Manufacturer: n/a
  • Product ID: n/a

This wire is used throughout AuthentiKit designs, often for making a connection to an axis or encoder signal. It is very easy to work with and the insulation can be stripped off with a finger nail.

Supplier Links

You can buy lengths by the metre from eBay or you can buy a pack of 6 reels which covers all 6 of the ATK209 parts.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264413293068

Indicative Pricing With Allowance for P&P

The eBay link I found has the advantage that this one supplier has all the colours, but it is £2/metre. Using multiple eBay suppliers you’ll find all the colours and be able to get better prices. You’ll probably by 2-3 metres at a time anyway, so I’ve gone for an indicative price of £0.75/metre

£0.75/metre

Substitutions

I would stick with this as the designs are based around the external diameter of this silicone wrapped wire and the pliability of it.

ATK209W: White silicone wire

White silicone wrapped AWG26 wire

  • Manufacturer: n/a
  • Product ID: n/a

This wire is used throughout AuthentiKit designs, often for making a connection to an axis signal. It is very easy to work with and the insulation can be stripped off with a finger nail.

Supplier Links

You can buy lengths by the metre from eBay or you can buy a pack of 6 reels which covers all 6 of the ATK209 parts.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264413293068

Indicative Pricing With Allowance for P&P

The eBay link I found has the advantage that this one supplier has all the colours, but it is £2/metre. Using multiple eBay suppliers you’ll find all the colours and be able to get better prices. You’ll probably by 2-3 metres at a time anyway, so I’ve gone for an indicative price of £0.75/metre

£0.75/metre

Substitutions

I would stick with this as the designs are based around the external diameter of this silicone wrapped wire and the pliability of it.

ATK209R: Red silicone wire

Red silicone wrapped AWG26 wire

  • Manufacturer: n/a
  • Product ID: n/a

This wire is used throughout AuthentiKit designs, often for making a connection to electrical positive. It is very easy to work with and the insulation can be stripped off with a finger nail.

Supplier Links

You can buy lengths by the metre from eBay or you can buy a pack of 6 reels which covers all 6 of the ATK209 parts.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264413293068

Indicative Pricing With Allowance for P&P

The eBay link I found has the advantage that this one supplier has all the colours, but it is £2/metre. Using multiple eBay suppliers you’ll find all the colours and be able to get better prices. You’ll probably by 2-3 metres at a time anyway, so I’ve gone for an indicative price of £0.75/metre

£0.75/metre

Substitutions

I would stick with this as the designs are based around the external diameter of this silicone wrapped wire and the pliability of it.

ATK209BU: Blue silicone wire

Blue silicone wrapped AWG26 wire

  • Manufacturer: n/a
  • Product ID: n/a

This wire is used throughout AuthentiKit designs, often for making a connection to electrical ground. It is very easy to work with and the insulation can be stripped off with a finger nail.

Supplier Links

You can buy lengths by the metre from eBay or you can buy a pack of 6 reels which covers all 6 of the ATK209 parts.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264413293068

Indicative Pricing With Allowance for P&P

The eBay link I found has the advantage that this one supplier has all the colours, but it is £2/metre. Using multiple eBay suppliers you’ll find all the colours and be able to get better prices. You’ll probably by 2-3 metres at a time anyway, so I’ve gone for an indicative price of £0.75/metre

£0.75/metre

Substitutions

I would stick with this as the designs are based around the external diameter of this silicone wrapped wire and the pliability of it.

ATK209BK: Black silicone wire

Black silicone wrapped AWG26 wire

  • Manufacturer: n/a
  • Product ID: n/a

This is black wire used throughout AuthentiKit designs, often for making a connection to electrical ground. It is very easy to work with and the insulation can be stripped off with a finger nail.

Supplier Links

You can buy lengths by the metre from eBay or you can buy a pack of 6 reels which covers all 6 of the ATK209 parts.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264413293068

Indicative Pricing With Allowance for P&P

The eBay link I found has the advantage that this one supplier has all the colours, but it is £2/metre. Using multiple eBay suppliers you’ll find all the colours and be able to get better prices. You’ll probably by 2-3 metres at a time anyway, so I’ve gone for an indicative price of £0.75/metre

£0.75/metre

Substitutions

I would stick with this as the designs are based around the external diameter of this silicone wrapped wire and the pliability of it.