This will go inside the handle later. In the cartoon, the slider selects among the different modes/shapes and is called the widdershins. In our prop, it just makes nice clicky noises.

Cable for Slider Potentiometer

A matching pair of 3-pin Molex PicoBlade-compatible cables is used to connect the slider potentiometer. Using a pair of these cables will make the assembly much easier.

3-pin Molex Cable Length: 6 inches for ground and center tap (black and yellow wires), 4 inches for +V (red wire).

Solder Slider Potentiometer

Make the following connections to the 3 pins on the slide potentiometer:

  • Pin 1 – Black Wire
  • Pin 2 – Yellow Wire
  • Pin 3 – Red Wire

Wired Slide Potentiometer

Double check the wires are properly soldered to the pins on the slide potentiometer.

A little heat-shrink tubing keeps things tidy, totally optional.

This guide was first published on Nov 09, 2021. It was last updated on Jun 20, 2024.

This page (Wiring Slider Potentiometer) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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