Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Build Your Own Remotely Operated Vehicle

Step 16

Grab the other end of your 6-wire tether. Strip off about three inches of the outer shell as you did before. Strip each of the six inner wires about ½ - ¾ inch as before and put them in groups of two, remembering to pair the same colors together as you did in step 10.

Take the three motors and twist the two attached wires together as shown. Now, strip the ends of attached wires about ½ – ¾ inch, if not already stripped.

Twist together each pair of wires from the motor with a pair of wires from the tether. A pair of needle nose pliers is very helpful in this process.

Once each set of wires are twisted, solder the connection so that they do not come apart.

When all three sets of paired wires are connected, wrap the connections in electrical tape to prevent the wires from touching one another.

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Last updated:February 6, 2009