A wire is a single, usually cylindrical, flexible strand or rod of metal. Wires are used to bear mechanical loads or electricity and telecommunications signals.
A jump wire is an electrical wire or group of them in a cable with a connector or pin at each end. Wires are used to connect components to each other on the breadboard or other prototypes, internally or with other equipment or components, without soldering.
Wire connectors could be male or female.
A male connector is commonly referred to as a plug and has a solid pin for a center conductor.
A female connector is commonly referred to as a jack and has a center conductor with a hole in it to accept the male pin.
To build your breadboard version you will need a few male to male jumper cables.
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